Institutional racism: right to health violation and demand to the social work

Helena Clécia Barbosa da Silva Telma Cristiane Sasso de Lima About the authors


This paper addresses aspects of the institutional racism as one of the structural expressions of the Right to Health violation and the racial violence towards the black population. It is based on the research that was carried out in 2019, in which bibliographic and documental sources served to the mapping of collections related to the subject published from 2010 to 2018 and the documental records obtained in 2018 in the event of the observation of the care provided by a team of Social Workers to women undergoing prenatal and postnatal follow ups in a public maternity. There were analyzed characteristics of the vulnerabilities and inequalities that restrain the access of the black population to the health services and configure institutional racism, as well as the legal and operational reference points that are structured, according to “PNSIPN”, and incorporated by the Social Work to institutionalize an anti-racist culture in both the academic and the professional settings.

Black Population; Racism in Health; Social Work

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