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Ensaio Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências

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PFUETZENREITER, Márcia Regina. THE RUPTURE BETWEEN POPULAR AND SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE HELTH AREA. Ens. Pesqui. Educ. Ciênc. [online]. 2001, vol.3, n.2, pp.91-104. ISSN 1983-2117.

The utilization of knowledge scientific by the population concerning health is discussed, taking into consideration the channels of communication between health professionals and patients. These channels may facilitate or may constitute obstacles towards the adoption of habits and attitudes in regard to measures preventive and participation in both individual and collective decision-making. In order for there to be a rupture, of the obstacle both on the part of individuals, of the specialist, in understanding and dialoguing with his/her patient, it is suggested that health programs work with these issues in the formation and education of these professionals.

Palabras clave : public health; health education; science technology and society..

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