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FUNES MOLINERI, Mariana et al. Some reflections about social representation and practice of scholastic health professionals. Anu. investig. [online]. 2009, vol.16, pp. 231-237. ISSN 1851-1686.

The current task is a part of the research Project: "Social Representation and Professional Interdisciplinary Practice Programme of the City of Buenos Aires City Hall"(PROINPSI, UBA. Dir.: Mariana Funes Molineri). Its objective is to describe the social representations considering the practice of the professionals that take part in the School Health teams, and the connection between them and their daily routine. Methodology: It is an exploratory, descriptive and qualitative research. Interviews have been done to eleven professionals who belong to different fields within the programme. The aim of this presentation is to describe and to analyze the tensions underlying of the social representation that tint the practice of the professionals interviewed, taking into account the institutional obstructions which determine it. Conclusions: The concept of these professionals with regard to their task presents different tension areas: between prevention and medical assistance, between clinical and community attention, between quantity and quality and between a disciplinary and a cross-disciplinary approach.

Keywords : Tensions; Social representation; Practice.

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