Tag: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

Will the Brazilian Unified Healthcare System (SUS) survive another 30 years?

In this troubled year of 2018, Brazil celebrates two ephemerides: the 30 years of the Magna Carta, the Citizen Constitution, and the 30 years of the Health Unified System (SUS – Sistema Único de Saúde). To celebrate this latest date, the journal Ciência e Saúde Coletiva (vol. 23, no.6) presents a very rich and diverse collection of materials that discusses the advances, limitations and challenges faced by SUS over the last three decades. In this thematic edition, the Unified Health System is scrutinized in the most different ways regarding its qualities and deficiencies. Read More →

Health systems in Brazil and regionalization policies

There is currently a crucial moment in the implementation of the Unified Health System (SUS), since its performance is questioned on all sides, in general, magnifying a superficial view of its failures and denying many of its successes. Read More →

Is the qualitative approach applicable to medical education and research?

The first issue of 2017 of Ciência & Saúde Coletiva presents the difficulties of medical researchers to adhere to qualitative research, on the one hand; on the other, it brings a series of articles, originating from empirical research or review in which these professionals appear as first authors or as member of research groups. The key question is: Why is that in the exercise of an essentially humanistic and intersubjective activity are there strong resistances to knowing and recognizing the scientificity of the qualitative method. Read More →