SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.29 issue4Antidepressive, anti-anxiety and hypnotics and sedatives agents: an analysis of public expenditure in Minas Gerais state, BrazilPoetry and medical humanities in the Southern Cone: some propositions from Virna Teixeira's work author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva

Print version ISSN 0103-7331On-line version ISSN 1809-4481


LOGATTI, MARIA SILVIA MOTTA; CARVALHO, LICURGO LIMA DE; CANDIDO, VIVIANE CRISTINA  and  GALLIAN, DANTE MARCELLO CLARAMONTE. Humanization in health and psychiatric reform: discussion of The Alienist among people with severe psychiatric illness. Physis [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.4, e290408.  Epub Nov 25, 2019. ISSN 1809-4481.

The article presents the results of an investigation conducted with people with severe psychiatric condition in a psychotherapeutic group. Based on the methodology of the Humanities Laboratory (LabHum), 11 meetings were held to discuss the novel The Alienist. Of the 22 people who participated in the dynamic, 14 were users in mental distress. Subsequently, six interviews of Oral History of Life were conducted, analyzed by Immersion / Crystallization, technique inspired by Hermeneutic Phenomenology. The thematic axes found were madness, stigma, forms of treatment, science, power and the “LabHum”. LabHum's experience has shown that this is a space with therapeutic effect, promoting among participants a greater understanding of their life stories and their place in society through the experience of diffuse and undetermined, something that literature provides. The study pointed to the relevance of LabHum as a therapeutic possibility that is able to contribute and aggregate with existing forms of treatment, in line with values and guidelines of the Psychiatric Reform.

Keywords : mental health; humanization in health; literature; psychiatric reform; madness.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )