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Resilience in the contemporary work: promotion and/or wear of mental health

This theoretical study rescues a contextual and procedural conception of Resilience, which includes such phenomenon as a complex relationship between individual and environment in the production of risk and protective factors to the individual subjectivity, seeking to apply it to the organizational reality, considering that the contemporary market job demands a specific worker, who must be flexible, versatile and adept at change so, therefore, resilient. From these considerations, there will be a process of reflection on the situations in which resilience can be a promoter of mental health, and about the contexts that contributes to the worker disease process, seeking to discuss action possibilities of the psychologist in adverse labor context, considering that the main goal of this professional activity is to ensure the protection/promotion of health and life quality in the workplace.

Resilience; work; mental health


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