This book contains scholarly contributions to several current debates in the philosophy of medicine and health care regarding the nature of health and health promotion, concepts and measurements of mental illness, phenomenological conceptions of health and illness, allocation of health care resources, criteria for proper medical science, the clinical meeting, and ethical constraints in such a meeting.
Health promotion is a newly emerging discipline and there is little in the way of practical help for students and practitioners of health promotion in choosing and implementing appropriate evaluation methods. At a time when there is increasing emphasis on cost-effective health services and evidence-based health care, health promotion cannot ignore the demands for adequate evaluation and accurate, reliable and valid methods to carry out this evaluation. This book provides clear descriptions (with examples) of such methods, and of the problems that can arise from their implementation.
This comprehensive text provides health promotion and disease prevention information. The book addresses health promotion for all ages and all population groups - individuals, families, and communities. It includes extensive coverage of growth and development throughout the life span, with an emphasis on normal development as well as the specific problems and health promotion issues common to each stage.
Based on the Theory of Healthiness, this text offers a perspective on the nurse’s role in facilitating health and well-being. It focuses on human strengths as resources for health, rather than focusing on client problems, needs, or weaknesses. The author stresses the role of the nurse in promoting positive human strengths to aid and foster manifestations such as well-being, harmony, and growth.
This holistic approach to promoting health considers the entire life span. It focuses on maintaining wellness and preventing disease. An historical perspective traces health promotion from ancient times to the present. Specific strategies are provided to promote health through nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, and avoiding substance abuse.
With the advancement of "work-site health promotion" in contemporary organizations, Holmqvist and Maravelias argue that this narrow focus, and the typical uncritical standpoint towards initiatives which are taken in the name of employees' health, is inadequate. At a more fundamental level, the advancement of work-site health promotion may be a sign of a new or altered corporate health ethic: in contrast to the old corporate health ethic that was narrow and specific to the workplace, the new corporate health ethic appears to judge the 'whole employee' and especially what the whole employee may become; the risks one faces and the abilities one has to shoulder the responsibility for developing into a real corporate value. The authors suggest that health experts' work is closely aligned with problems relating to the general management of organizations.
The aim of this book is to identify the difficulties of working for health - a challenge which health service providers in the UK and elsewhere have to face and expect health care professionals to address.