ERIC Number: ED340680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Health Promotion: A Resource Book.
Anderson, Robert, Ed.; Kickbusch, Ilona, Ed.
Health promotion redirects thinking about health by: reasserting its social and political aspects; ensuring the people the power to define their own health concerns; and placing health more clearly in the context of other aims in life. This compilation of 41 articles in 8 sections attempts to document this process of redirection of thought. The eight sections are titled: Rethinking Health and Disease; Refocusing Problems for Health; Redefining the Paradigm; Identifying the Actors and Their Roles; Introducing Social, Economic, and Political Change; Moving towards New Practice; Taking Note of Some Dilemmas; and A Perspective on the New Public Health. Each section contains one or more articles selected to reflect change on a global scale in the industrialized countries, including Canada, Ireland, Finland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Some topics covered are: holistic medicine, wellness, a social concept of health education, changing lifestyles for health improvement, maternal and child health, mortality decline and social inequalities, disease prevention, health education and health promotion, primary health care, government attitudes, inequalities in health, training health educators, mental health, community health promotion, program implementation, ethics, and public health. (AMH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Finland; Ireland; New Zealand; United Kingdom