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Alteridade radical: implica??es para o cuidado em saúde

DOI: 10.1590/S0103-73312009000300017

Keywords: ethics, care, public health, health professionals, lévinas.

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this paper intends to discuss ethics and care, its mutual relation and the implications of these concepts in the praxis developed in the public health services. so the authors adopted emmanuel lévinas's contributions as central reference in this essay. this discussion seems useful for a broader and deeper understanding of this practice, to (re)construct it from an ethical-political perspective, based on the dimension of the ethical listening of the care for the other: in this case, the user of health services.

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