ERIC Number: ED222147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education for Primary Health Care. Report on a Seminar (San Remo, Italy, October 19-21, 1981).
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
A report on a 1981 seminar on continuing education for primary health care, sponsored by the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe is presented. The main purpose of the seminar was to determine the characteristics of continuing education as a support measure for primary health care provision, based on an analysis of the "Regional Strategy for Attaining Health for All by the Year 2000," which is appended. Another purpose was to demonstrate and test a method of formulating health care and health service problems, identifying and analyzing the functions and tasks required to deal with these problems, and deriving the competencies, skills, and attitudes that primary health care workers will need in order to perform the tasks. In introducing the first working session of the seminar, A. Wojtczak described the background to the "European Regional Strategy," which is a statement of policy and method regarding principles and guidelines for organizing a continuing education service in support of primary health care. Participants had an opportunity to obtain clarification of aspects of the strategy and to relate it to the conditions in their countries. Twenty-three characteristics that organizers of continuing education in support of primary health care can use to appraise existing educational programs or in planning new systems or services are outlined, based on the group sessions. Appended materials address strategies to promote lifestyles conducive to health, problems related to lifestyles, the physical and social environment, and failings of health services. A list of participants is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Health Services, Higher Education, International Organizations, Medical Education, Needs Assessment, Nursing Education, Primary Health Care, Problem Solving, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Regional Programs, Seminars
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.