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ALBUQUERQUE, Verônica Santos  and  GIFFIN, Karen Mary. Capitalistic globalization and professional training in health: a necessary agenda for higher education. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2008, vol.6, n.3, pp.519-538. ISSN 1981-7746.

The impacts capitalistic globalization has had on the health professionals' education can be represented by technical, polyvalent, individualistic and competitive training, among other aspects. In this context, the public space, the humanistic dimension, and critical thought are neglected. The purpose of this essay is to propose reflection on the education of health professionals for alienated work in health in the context of neoliberalism and suggests possibilities to break away from this type of training. A thematic agenda presents concepts that are considered fundamental for the organization of critical thought among health professionals. The goal is to point to paths to include health professionals in the construction of another possible world, breaking away from the dehumanizing logic of capital that has individualism and profit as its foundations.

Keywords : education; health professionals; neoliberalism; capitalistic globalization.

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