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BEZERRA, Italla Maria Pinheiro et al. Professional activity in the context of health education: a systematic review. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2014, vol.24, n.3, pp.255-262. ISSN 0104-1282.

Describe educational practices performed by health professionals with reference to the paradigm of health promotion. It is systematic review the search for articles in databases: Medline, Lilacs and SciELO, published during the period from 2003 to 2013. The search was performed using the integrated method, using the terms: health promotion, health education and experiences. Given the results, was possible to demonstrate the importance of conducting health education experiences in different contexts: primary care, hospitals and schools with various themes and methodologies adopted. However, although these experiences implemented primarily with a view to promoting health, highlighting elements such as autonomy, empowerment and decision-making, it was found that even if educational actions on normative health are carried out they weaken the process of the empowerment of the individuals involved.

Keywords : Health promotion; health education; experiences.

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