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In what direction should we go to promote health in mental health care?

Svedberg P - Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being (2011)

Bottom Line: There is a growing recognition of the need for health promotion interventions in all health care today.There is also an ambiguous interpretation of the definition of health promotion in the literature.This paper was presented at the Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing in Helsinki, Finland in 2010.

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Affiliation: School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.

ABSTRACT
There is a growing recognition of the need for health promotion interventions in all health care today. In spite of this, health promotion interventions among patients with mental illnesses have been scarce in research, practice, and policies. There is also an ambiguous interpretation of the definition of health promotion in the literature. The emphasis in this paper is thus to (1) discuss why we should pay attention to the interpretations of the concept of health promotion and (2) present a possible model for what nurses do when they intend to promote health in mental health care. This paper was presented at the Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing in Helsinki, Finland in 2010.

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Figure 0001: The main differences in the interpretation of the nature of health promotion.

Mentions: Many definitions of health promotion have been presented over the years and there is overwhelming literature where attempts are made to describe the concept of health promotion in nursing practice. The basis of the Health Promotion Perspective was listed at the first International Conference on Health Promotion in the Ottawa Charter (World Health Organization [WHO], 1986) and the key action areas were: build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, develop personal skills, strengthen community actions, and reorient health services. They stressed that the role of the health sector must move in a health promotion direction, beyond its responsibility for providing clinical and curative services. The WHO (2005) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health.” There are many different approaches to health promotion and they reflect different perspectives and values as well as different ways of working. I will here illustrate the main differences in the interpretation of the nature of health promotion (Figure 1).


In what direction should we go to promote health in mental health care?

Svedberg P - Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being (2011)

The main differences in the interpretation of the nature of health promotion.
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Figure 0001: The main differences in the interpretation of the nature of health promotion.
Mentions: Many definitions of health promotion have been presented over the years and there is overwhelming literature where attempts are made to describe the concept of health promotion in nursing practice. The basis of the Health Promotion Perspective was listed at the first International Conference on Health Promotion in the Ottawa Charter (World Health Organization [WHO], 1986) and the key action areas were: build healthy public policy, create supportive environments, develop personal skills, strengthen community actions, and reorient health services. They stressed that the role of the health sector must move in a health promotion direction, beyond its responsibility for providing clinical and curative services. The WHO (2005) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health.” There are many different approaches to health promotion and they reflect different perspectives and values as well as different ways of working. I will here illustrate the main differences in the interpretation of the nature of health promotion (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: There is a growing recognition of the need for health promotion interventions in all health care today.There is also an ambiguous interpretation of the definition of health promotion in the literature.This paper was presented at the Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing in Helsinki, Finland in 2010.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.

ABSTRACT
There is a growing recognition of the need for health promotion interventions in all health care today. In spite of this, health promotion interventions among patients with mental illnesses have been scarce in research, practice, and policies. There is also an ambiguous interpretation of the definition of health promotion in the literature. The emphasis in this paper is thus to (1) discuss why we should pay attention to the interpretations of the concept of health promotion and (2) present a possible model for what nurses do when they intend to promote health in mental health care. This paper was presented at the Nordic Conference of Mental Health Nursing in Helsinki, Finland in 2010.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus