Clinical solutions performed in non-conventional settings

Brazilian experiences


  • Tatiana Benevides Magalhães Braga
  • Demétrius Alves de França
  • Marciana Gonçalves Farinha
  • Alessandro de Magalhães Gemino
  • Bárbara Penteado Cabral


This paper presents the Brazilian specificities of the development of its public health and social assistance policies since the re-democratization process in the 1980s until today. Besides, it presents a wide range of conflicts between the economic interests and the political activism accountable for the advances of the public policies implementation. This evolution is presented as a subsidy to the reader’s understanding of the development of a clinical solution for non-conventional settings specific to the Brazilian social and economic reality. Successful clinical experiences in health and social assistance based on phenomenology are presented, not only for diagnosis purposes, namely for understanding the people, for the context in the question, as well as the successful management development. The first case describes the provision of a peripatetic group therapy service, prior as a walking clinical practice, where the notion of territoriality and the dynamics of group interaction facilitate the understanding of the patients, while the intrinsic condition of the work also facilitates the establishment of transferential relationships. The second case describes the complexity of social welfare policy challenges through the clinical intervention while presenting a family in a social and economic vulnerability context.
Keywords: peripatetic therapy, public health, phenomenology, non-conventional settings.





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