Right to Health of Workers: Implications of Culture and the Care of the Self

  • Marcos Andrade Silva Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Enéas Rangel Teixeira Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Rose Mary Costa Rosa Andrade Andrade Silva Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Eliane Ramos Pereira Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Fabiana Lopes Joaquim Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Renata Carla Nencetti Pereira Rocha Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Esther Justina Ramirez Garcia Universidade Federal Fluminense

Abstract

Objective: To conduct a study about the theme “right to health” from the thought of Michel Foucault. Method: Reflective analysis of research dealing with the issues included on the right to health articulating them with the thought of the philosopher Michel Foucault. Results: It was observed the articulation of the right to health in relation to Foucault's thought regarding the biopolitics of health, knowledge, power and subjectivity as inseparable intances. These instances have to do with the culture and the “care of oneself” in the work. Conclusion: Studies about the right to health allow a better execution and enhancement of subjective and social dimension in health practices and a critical analysis work of the thought about the right to health and the care of onself.


Descriptors: Right to Health; Health Policy; Nursing.

Published
Dec 30, 2016
How to Cite
SILVA, Marcos Andrade et al. Right to Health of Workers: Implications of Culture and the Care of the Self. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, dec. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2125>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2243.
Section
Medical Humanities