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SANCHEZ R., LINA MARÍA. AEROSPACE MEDICINE AND HUMAN FACTORS IN AVIATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF A TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO HEALTH. rev.fac.med [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.2, pp. 249-260. ISSN 0121-5256.
The study of the human factor in aviation accidents constitutes a challenge in aerospace medicine and aviation safety for the millennium. In spite of the efforts to develop models of interpretation from different approaches and disciplines, research continues to provide fragmented information emphasizing pilot error, making it difficult to identify structural problems leading to focalised intervention measures. Aerospace medicine research requires the integration of diverse disciplines and the participation of the different social actors of the aeronautic industry, in order to contribute to the solution of such complex problems as those presented by human factors and to propose actions for pilots’ health promotion and accident prevention.
Keywords : aviation; accidents aviation; health promotion.