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Principles of health promotion Dr. Wasantha Gunathunga Community Stream
Objectives of this lecture Discuss theoretical basis of the principles of HP To discuss how to apply principles of promoting health – practical aspect Gaining sound understanding of principles of HP and it application.
What is health promotion – definition Process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants and thereby improving their health. Ottawa charter
Health is a resource for every day life and not the objective of living ! What do you live for ?
What ever the aim is.. One needs good health to achieve it. Health is a foundation on which other achievements of a person is made
Pre-requisites for health- the OTTAWA charter Peace shelter Education Food Income Stable eco-system Sustainable resources Social justice and equity
Are all these needed for health? May not be! Why
Health is influenced by mind Ultimate health is in the mind! What do you think about this statement?
You can have all the following yet not satisfied Peace shelter Education Food Income Stable eco-system Sustainable resources Social justice and equity What is the missing factor?
As much as material things are needed for maintaining health there is another critical factor Satisfaction/contentment How do you achieve this?
Health promotion? Health education Health improvement Health protection Disease prevention
Health promotion? Apparently healthy people Aimed at reaching a better status Needs special effort No felt urgent need Important responsibility
What areas can be improved? Physical Mental Social Spiritual Combined
Physical Stamina Strength Speed, agility
Mental health promotion To be content
Mental health promotion Managing stress
Mindfulness: what matters most What is it? Gaps of memory Internal noise
Mental health Teaching to relax
Mental Physical health Good conduct Better Concentration Better Understanding (wisdom) Better Performance In School Workplace
Promote social interactions Belonging to society Love others
Spiritual health Purpose of life? only enjoying sense pleasure? And going for it? Or is there a better purpose of ones life?
Where? as a doctor In Clinic Ward In the field In the Theater
Effective way Create awareness Motivate Create a mechanism to start action Ensure sustenance Monitor progress Evaluate and modify
Rethinking health in Sri Lanka Absence of disease Health Disease preventive Curative Rehabilitative