Escola Anna Nery
versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145
TERRA, Marlene Gomes; RIBAS, Dorotéa Loes; SARTURI, Fernanda e ERDMANN, Alacoque Lorenzini. Mental health: from the old to the new paradigm - a reflection . Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.4, pp. 711-717. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452006000400013.
The text develops unchained ideas from theoretical reflections and the authors' experiences before the historical comprehension of the psychiatry and some desinstitucionalization key points with the objective of to glimpse possibilities of a new paradigm where the human being can be seeing as a citizen in suffering and no more as a person with a disease. Due to the changes in the area of psychiatry, the nursing searched a place in a way to offer a more humanized attendance based on the principles of the Psychiatry Reform. It is necessary to think about our practices under a human, sensitive, reflexive, critic and creative perspective recognizing the specificity and the objectivity of each human being which we interact with. Therefore, the nursing needs to rethink its knowledge and its practices revaluing its attitude, posture, work in group and ethics.
Palavras-chave : Psychiatric Nursing; Mental Health; Desinstitutionalization.