Twenty years have passed since the philosophy and principals were formulated in the Ottawa Charter for health promotion. A critical reflection of the content and success of the Ottawa Charter was published before the IUHPE World Conference in Vancover in June 2007.
It is with great sadness we have to report that Aaron Antonovsky died on July 7. Aaron was born in the United States in 1923. After serving in the U.S. army in World War II, he obtained his PhD in sociology from Yale University. Aaron emigrated to Israel in 1960, settled in Jerusalem and worked at the Israel Institute for Applied Social Science and in the Department of Social Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Hadassah.
Abstract: Background: The theory of salutogenesis entails that the ability to use resources for one’s wellbeing is more important than the resources themselves. This ability is referred to as the Sense of Coherence (SOC). This paper present the cross-culturally adapted version of the Italian questionnaire (13 items), and the psychometric and statistical testing of the SOC properties. It offers for the first time a view of the distribution of SOC in an Italian sample, and uses a multivariate method to clarify the effects of socio-demographic determinants on SOC.
The aim of this paper is to synthesise findings on the salutogenic concept, sense of coherence (SOC), and its correlation with quality of life (QoL). This study is descriptive and analytic, with a systematic integration of the contemporary knowledge base on the salutogenic research published in 1992–2003.
Il 90% del nostro tempo lo trascorriamo in ambienti chiusi: è chiaro pertanto che la qualità degli spazi influisce parecchio sul nostro benessere e sulla nostra salute. Se la salute è una risorsa per la vita quotidiana, la promozione della salute non è una responsabilità esclusiva del settore sanitario, ma va al di là degli stili di vita e punta al benessere
Organisations that provide complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and claim to cure or treat a condition will need to provide their evidence of their claims gain charitable status. The Charity Commission said in a report that it has revised itsguidance to make it clearer who qualifies for charitable status.
A decade ago, we published several articles that described our definitions of healing and of healing-oriented practice and environments (HOPE) and how they are organized to create an optimal healing environment (OHE) as they apply to healthcare.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion—a very appropriate year for this major publication that focuses on the salutogenic orientation and approach. When the Charter was adopted in 1986, it called for a “new public health” which takes its starting point from where health is created in people’s everyday lives.