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Subjectivity and collective projects: discontents and governability in health organizations

This paper explores some topics regarding the relations among subjectivity, group processes and planning and management processes within health organizations. These issues turn out to be important when we consider the obstacles involved in the organizational change processes, as well as the limitations of management theoretical and methodological tools in subsidizing these processes. Health sector in Brazil has been, simultaneously and paradoxically, a space for innovations in health assistance and public management, as well as the privileged locus for the social contradictions and for the intense exclusion, segregation and undervaluation of life in our society. In this context, we are particularly interested in examine the possibilities of developing collective projects within health organizations, and ways to approach their cultural, subjective and unconscious dimensions. The consideration of these dimensions is an indispensable condition to learn about the limits (and the possibilities) of governability of health organizations.

Health planning and management; Subjectivity within health organizations; The unconscious in organizations; Group processes and management


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