ERIC Number: ED196888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Shifting Medical Paradigm: From Disease Prevention to Health Promotion. Proceedings of a Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 20-21, 1980).
Ironside, Anne, Ed.; Weinstein, Mal, Ed.
The health problems of today are different from those of the past and therefore demand new health care approaches and policies. The goals of the conference on disease prevention and health promotion were: to increase knowledge and understanding of the range of approaches to health promotion; to exchange information about the cost and effectiveness of these approaches; and to influence health policy. The conference proceedings contain abstracts of presentations and available information on cost effectiveness. The conference reflected three positions. One position, held by traditional medical practitioners, suggests that the concepts of holistic health are nothing more than magic and mysticism. Another position reflects the concern that traditional medicine has no concern for the whole person and that only holistic health has answers for treatment and prevention of illness in the future. A third position is the claim by some practitioners that these new concepts of health were already part of good clinical practice. (JN)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Cost Effectiveness, Disease Control, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Occupations, Health Services, Medical Research, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Policy Formation, Special Health Problems
The University of British Columbia, Centre for Continuing Education, 5997 Iona Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 2A4 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Health, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.