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Indigenous health and nursing in Roraima in the 1970s

  • Amorim, Raphael Florindo
  • Machado, Jacquelaine Alves
  • Silva, Keythluci Faria Trigueiro da
  • Porto, Fernando
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2019
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze the strategies undertaken by the government to address the health problem in Boa Vista/Roraima. Method: A study using the microhistory approach, with documentary sources from journalistic material of the 1970s through the triangulation technique: texts, images and context, with analysis from the perspective of the Social World Theory. Results: It was evidenced that the strategies undertaken by the government occurred in favor of the exploration of isolated areas in Roraima that demanded settlement processes, construction of villages and a highway to enable the interconnection of the state with other regions of Brazil, with a smoke screen symbolic effect produced by nurses on indigenous health. Conclusion: There was governmental manipulation, when the symbolic power was unveiled, making it possible to see and believe that nursing needs to guide political issues rather than being ruled.

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