2018
DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232018232.14782017
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Adoecimentos e sofrimentos de longa duração: contribuições das Ciências Sociais e Humanas em Saúde

Abstract: Long-term illness and suffering, referred to as chronic diseases in biomedicine, include a broad gamut of illnesses that currently occupy an important place in the morbimortality of the Brazilian population, in the process of aging and demographic and epidemiological transitions. Epidemiology has traditionally been concerned with the incidence, prevalence, mortality and morbidity related to these diseases and, for some time at least, the national social health sciences have contributed little with concepts and… Show more

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