"But we’re already doing it!" Examining conceptual blurring between health promotion and palliative care

Rosenberg, John P. (2012) "But we’re already doing it!" Examining conceptual blurring between health promotion and palliative care. In Sallnow, Libby, Kumar, Suresh, & Kellehear, Allan (Eds.) International Perspectives on Public Health and Palliative Care. Routledge, London, pp. 13-29.

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Over the past decade, an increasing number of palliative care service providers have attempted to integrate health promotion into their organisational practice. A key factor in the success of this endeavour has been the recognition by these providers of the conceptual ‘fit’ between two seemingly disparate approaches to health care. When informed of the elements of health promotion, palliative care professionals have expressed their recognition in their declaration: ‘But we’re already doing it!’ (Rosenberg 2007).

Yet it appears that this association between the two suggests that health promotion in palliative care organisations is being understood in poorly defined ways. ‘Health promotion’ can be incorrectly assumed to be synonymous with ‘health education’; ‘death education’ can be understood to be synonymous with providing information about palliative care resources. Whilst these activities may be worthwhile within themselves, their presence in the activities of an organisation does not constitute the practice of health promoting palliative care (HPPC) (Kellehear 1999)...

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ID Code: 69013
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: palliative care, health promotion
ISBN: 9780415663502
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business.
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 00:46

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