Health promotion and empowerment: reflections on professional practice.
Recent reformulations of health promotion focus on empowerment as both a means and an end in health promotion practice.
Both concepts, however, are rarely examined for their assumptions about social change processes or the potential of community groups, professionals, and institutions to create healthier living situations.
This article attends to some of these assumptions, expressing ideas generated during 6 years of professional training workshops with over 2,500 community health practitioners in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
The article first argues that health promotion is not a social movement but a professional and bureaucratic response to the new knowledge challenges of social movements.
As such, it has both empowering and disempowering aspects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Participation, Communauté, Homme, Pratique professionnelle, Promotion santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Participation, Community, Human, Professional practice, Health promotion
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0337889
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.