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Salutogenesis and the Promotion of Positive Mental Health in Older People

Billings, Jenny R., Hashem, Ferhana (2010) Salutogenesis and the Promotion of Positive Mental Health in Older People. European Commission, 16 pp. (KAR id:33215)

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Creating positive health, or salutogenesis, and developing ways to use this concept in health care has grown

health care is delivered. A salutogenic approach provides a particular perspective to the way health is viewed,

that maintain a healthy status. This is opposed to the traditional view of health care, which focuses on the search

stressful conditions and others do not.

approach in promoting mental health in older people. Following a brief synopsis of salutogenesis and its associated

health and welfare, and give an indication of how a salutogenic approach has been used in practice to promote

been used to improve professional care.

University of Kent Academic Search.Complete. The latter contains full text and abstracts for over 9,000 journals

In addition, it cross references with ScienceDirect, Ingenta, Medline and Cinahl. Identified reports were

While there were many publications about the theory of salutogenesis and its concepts, there was very little

The paper will conclude with some commentary and provide recommendations for practice and research, indicating

where further work is needed.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental health
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Jennifer Billings
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 16:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:44 UTC
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