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Trajetórias de Joaquim Alberto Cardoso de Melo: Quincas, Um berro à vida. / [The life story of Joaquim Alberto Cardoso de Melo: Quincas, Um berro à vida].

Zancan, Lenira; Matida, Álvaro Hideyoshi.
Cien Saude Colet; 20(10): 3275-82, 2015 Oct.
Artigo em Português | MEDLINE | Out 2015 | ID: mdl-26465867
Resumo: The article seeks to reflect on the contribution of Joaquim Alberto Cardoso de Melo (1936-1993) to the field of public health relating his life story and his scientific production with core issues of education and health, present in his time and which remain in debate to this day. His contribution resulted in the production of new meanings for health practices, with the understanding as social and transdisciplinary phenomena. Based on conversations with co-authors and friends and rereading of his texts, it was decided to approach his biography from: (i) his skills and participation in initiatives and practices of preventive medicine and popular education, which fomented the critical analysis of health education; (ii) his presence as an educator in public health courses throughout the country, eliciting the deconstruction of the theories and practices of education and health with managers, students, professionals and teachers; (iii) his availability for transdisciplinary dialogue with the humanities and social sciences in the search for "epistemological sutures" between reason and passion, capable of responding to the dilemmas and challenges of healthcare work. These three trajectories indicate that the performance of "Quincas" must be understood from his restlessness as a health professional and educator, engaged in the production of knowledge and practices related to the complexity of the phenomenon of life.