This article discusses possibilities of contributions from Lacanian Psychoanalysis to some impasses and dilemmas experienced in the field of practice and research of Public Health. It is assumed that the psychoanalytic formulations potentiate transformations in health practices related to the deconstruction of the biomedical paradigm, enabling a more complex approach to the health-illness process. For that, it presents historical, epistemological, theoretical, methodological and political aspects through the problematization of the concepts of unconsciousness, symptom, diagnosis, transference, interdisciplinary work, knowledge production and social bond. The reflection intends to emphasize the need to stimulate creative reflections beyond the mere prescription of conduct in order to operate in an ethic that escapes the imposition of norms and values. It proposes, therefore, an extension of the understanding of the phenomena, the identification of new dynamics and rationalities and the construction of new forms of intervention.
Val, A. C., Modena, C. M., Campos, R. T. O., & da Gama, C. A. P. (2017). Psicanálise e Saúde Coletiva: Aproximações e possibilidades de contribuições. Physis, 27(4), 1287–1307. https://doi.org/10.1590/s0103-73312017000400022