‘Health Promotion’ is rapidly establishing itself as an important force within the ‘New
Public Health’, itself an important feature of contemporary approaches to health and
health care provision. Whilst debates have raged around definitions of health promotion
and the differences between health promotion and health education, there has been little
concern for the nature of the knowledge base being drawn upon by health promoters and
researchers discussing such topics.
I would like to start by saying how pleased I am that Health Promotion in
Midwifery has reached a second edition, the first having been more popular than my
editors at Arnold or I had ever dreamed possible. The development of the principles
and practices laid out in this second edition will enable midwives and other health
professionals to keep health promotion at the forefront of their midwifery practice.
The popularity of this, and other publications, demonstrates that midwifery and
health promotion are very comfortable partners in the minds and hearts of
In this opening chapter, we outline some of the most influential (and
most contested) definitions of health, and approaches to health promotion.
Although some success has been claimed for health promotion interventions,
in general the results to date have been modest: for example, safer
sex campaigns in preventing HIV infection among gay men. In other areas
efforts have been remarkably disappointing, notably in preventing smoking
uptake among adolescents. ‘Health promotion’ is a term which has
been applied to a very wide range of activities performed in many and
During the last few decades inordinate attention has been paid to the
promotion of ‘healthy’ living. This has come from governmental, academic,
commercial and popular sources. Few people today can be unaware of the
espoused merits of such a lifestyle. Anyone who has visited a supermarket
recently, turned on the television, listened to the radio or read a magazine
must have noticed that awareness of health issues is growing. Health is clearly
a topical issue at both political and cultural levels....
If you have ever been asked by a client, family member, student, or policy maker, if
there is more to treatment for mental illness than just symptom reduction, this book is
for you. This question fi rst emerges from the idea that the pursuit of health is a common,
human goal, intrinsic to all individuals in all societies. This is not a new phenomenon.
However, there are certain groups who suffer greatly from the dual challenge of physical
illness and mental health conditions. In their case, health has been less of a goal and
more of a byproduct following treatment for distressing symptoms.
These guidelines have been developed to help ensure that, in all research sponsored by the
Aboriginal Women’s Health Research Program, appropriate respect is given to the cultures,
languages, knowledge and values of Aboriginal peoples’ legitimate knowledge.
These guidelines represent the standard of best practice adopted by the Saskatoon Aboriginal
Women’s Health Research Advisory Committee.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Globalization and social determinants of health: Promoting health equity in global governance (part 3 of 3)
This book highlights the needs and healthcare concerns of women in their mid
life.Women in middle age are often overlooked by medical practitioners. From
the end of childbearing to old age, approximately ages 40–65 years, their health
needs are complex and changing. This is a time of challenge and opportunity,
when the physician and woman working collaboratively can change her health
and future. Mid-life healthcare is far more than hormones.
The Member States in the WHO European Region met at the WHO European Ministerial
Conference on Mental Health in Helsinki in January 2005 to tackle one of
the major threats to the well-being of Europeans: the epidemic of psychosocial distress
and mental ill health. Thanks to the long-term investment and work of many actors
in many fora, it is now possible to state that mental health no longer belongs to the
area of shameful and unspeakable things. Instead, it has been brought to the centre of
the public health policy arena....
The study of psychological processes in physical activity and health has grown
considerably in recent years. “Exercise psychologists” study the psychological antecedents
of physical activity and use their theoretical perspectives to inform the design and implementation
of interventions to change sedentary lifestyles. In addition, involvement in
physical activity can have important psychological benefits. Although we have known
this for a very long time, it is only relatively recently that a systematic approach has been
adopted to the accumulation of evidence.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening for school, community, and clinical health promotion practice utilizing the PRECEDE-PROCEED model...
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Determinants of the intention of elementary school nurses to adopt a redefined role in health promotion at school
OPP has reached out with Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on Spanish-language radio
stations to educate parents about the hazards of bringing pesticide residues home and is working
with migrant and worker advocates, states, and farm groups on ways to encourage parents to
send their children to school and not bring them to the fields where the parents work.
Health is everybody’s business. We have a population that is living
longer and is likely to carry a burden of chronic disease. An increasing
number of products, treatments and information are available to an
informed health consumer and ‘health’ is discussed by those as diverse
as Kylie Minogue in relation to breast cancer, Jamie Oliver in relation
to healthy food for children and Bill Gates in relation to human immunodefi
ciency virus/acquired immune defi ciency syndrome (HIV/
From October-November, VNRC to deal with more than one complex dis showed its capacityaster at the
same time by continuing activities in response to HFMD, and in carrying out immediate action to reduce the
impact caused by the flooding in the Mekong delta area. In reality, VNRC has also included a component on
emergency health, focusing on disease prevention and health promotion activities to address the present
continuous increase in HFMD and dengue fever cases in the three affected provinces by the flood.
Some institutions do not provide public access to all their materials because they deal with
specific procedures and situations that require a health professional’s assistance for correct
use. For example, instructions for post-surgery wound care might be given to a patient for
home use after a health professional guides them through the process. Institutions and
providers fear liability and potential misinterpretation of materials. Materials may have a
disclaimer saying this is not meant for self-diagnosis, please consult your doctor.
Although poor mental health has often been correlated with poor
educational attainment and/or dropping out of education, there
have been few longitudinal studies on this subject. In this paper,
we investigate this issue using a recent longitudinal study of young
people in England. England is a very interesting country to under-
take such an investigation because both poor mental health and a
high drop-out rate of young people are known to be important by
Our study panel began deliberations with significantly divergent
views on the meaning of the concept of “psychological consequences”
and the definition of terrorism. In addition we had many perspectives on
the appropriate preventive and therapeutic roles of public health and
mental health systems with respect to the psychological consequences of
terrorism. We agreed that terrorism affected humans in all walks of life
and that societal terrorists are as diverse as the individuals they terrorize
In his later years my father often expressed to me his desire for the reduction of the eleven volumes of his
"Papers on Health" to a compact one-volume edition; but as long as fresh papers were being written, he saw
no use in beginning this work. In the end the project was interrupted by his last illness and death. Since then,
circumstances have prevented the work being undertaken until the present time.
In 2007, Health Promotion Queensland funded an expert
consortium to develop a framework that defines social,
emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing among
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The final
report from this consortium was delivered in May 2009.
Our challenge now is to develop an effective response
to the key directions and recommendations of this report
to build the capacity of the Division and our key partners
and stakeholders to implement priority mental health