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Health: people's beliefs and practices.
McCluskey, Desmond for Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health
This publication is a very welcome and much needed source of information on the beliefs and practices of Irish people in relation to health and illness. Those who are concerned with promoting the health of the population through education, preventive services and intersectoral policies airned at creating a health supporting environment: operate in a vacuum without information on the community's ,views and behaviours in these areas. They will be much helped in their endeavours by fIndings in this research study on issues such as what people believe to be the principal causes of health and illness, what measures people take to protect their own health. their experience of illness and how they deal with it. In the development or health policy we have, in recent years, become incrcasingly aware of the need to complement our traditional heahh services and health education programmes with an environment that supports health. To this end we have put in place structures to stimulate and facilitate collaboration between the many sectors or society whose policies and activities affect health. This approach broadens the debate and action on health issues beyond the confines or the cure and care perspective and relies considerably for its successful implementation on widespread community support. In this context this research report on the community's perspective on health and illness is particularly timely. This book will be of interest to the general public as a mirror of their own views and behaviour in relation to health. More especially it will be useful to all those individuals and groups who work to promote health in our community. Rory O'Hanlon. Minister for Health
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Type: Book
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Stationery Office
First Indexed: 2016-04-23 07:03:27 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 07:05:05