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Work and health-illness of professors from public universities

Iana Vasconcelos Rita De Lourdes de Lima About the authors


This article analyzes the inflows of the work in the health of the professors, based on data from qualitative research, based on the critical-dialectic method, whose methodological path included literature review and field research, carried out using questionnaires and semi-structured interview with 16 professors social workers from public universities in Rio Grande do Norte, from the permanent staff of stricto sensu postgraduate programs. Addresses, initially, the social determinations of health with a focus on work; then it presents a brief characterization of the subjects of the research; and, finally, it analyzes the relationship between the interviewees' life and work concrete situation and the health-illness process. The results show that the working conditions of the professors in public universities are exhausting and affect in the illness of these workers, although, commonly, the links between working life and the health situation are not formally established and registered, and / or they are not always made visible.

Job; Worker's health; College education

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social e Curso de Graduação em Serviço Social da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina , Centro Socioeconômico , Curso de Graduação em Serviço Social , Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social, Campus Universitário Reitor João David Ferreira Lima, 88040-900 - Florianópolis - Santa Catarina - Brasil, Tel. +55 48 3721 6524 - Florianópolis - SC - Brazil