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Health promotion is the process of promoting health it enables the local population to be aware of policies and to promote the improvement in the standard of living. There are many added values of health awareness policies and iniatives. Health promotion enables people to take control and be aware in order to improve health. It is important for a person to reach a state of mind were he is able to identify and be able to cope with the environment to satisfy and to change. Eliminating and solving disease does not necessarily mean that you have created health and happiness. Individuals would respond to the expression of health and happiness and respond to challenge they meet in every day life. There are different models of health promotion. Individuals have to clarify their own aim and value. Associations or organisations promoting health use an approach, which is suited to their career. Careful considerations take place because it has to facilitate the clients need. In order to do this assessments are taken to ensure that the client is receiving the right help. In 1958 Doll and Hill proved that there is a link between smoking and lung cancer. Doll and Hill found that smoking can cause cancer of the lungs, chronic bronchitis, coronary artery disease and others. ...read more.


Such programs then can be successful and will not outweigh the benefits in the long run. A range of strategies for better help in promoting health should be used. Educational programs and other strategies such has individual and group functions are helpful interventions. The types of techniques were organisations influence health promotion could be successful. They can be an active process in eliminating, the process of disease prevention (Macdonald, H T. 1998). Education is an important factor regarding health promotion. Medicine and health promotion have a scientific basis. Both of them deal with making improvements for improving the quality of life. The only differences in the perspectives, is one looks at the individual and one is societal. It is important to understand that health promotion aims to enhance positive health and prevent ill health. This can be only achieved through the overlapping sphere of health education. In order to achieve prevention of disease and health protection education is a positive factor. The educational approach aims to give the individual the knowledge for him to make a decision, which they could act upon. The health promotion activity, to this approach is providing information about the cause and effect of health demoting factors. It is essential to provide individuals with the skills to develop healthy living. ...read more.


The societal change approach looks at the healthier lifestyle angle from the physical and social environment. The health promoters in this approach promote through physical and social action to change physical social environment. The values that are perceived in this approach are focused on the right and need to enhance health and environment. If this approach is applied to smoking it will aim to make smoking not acceptable socially. This would mean it is easier not to smoke rather than smoking. The activity associated with this approach is to make no smoking policies in all public places. Children no longer see smoking has a norm, accessibility to buying cigarettes become harder and to ban advertising of tobacco. The medical approach is concerned with medical intervention. It seeks to persuade the client, in compliance using medical procedures. The aim and activity of the medical approach is to bring awareness to individuals, and to promote freedom from any smoke related disorders. The behaviour change approach is concerned with individual's behaviour. It wants the individuals' behaviour to contribute to the freedom from ill health. The health promotion element is to have a positive attitude and behaviour to opt for a healthier lifestyle. The important value of the approach is healthy lifestyle defined by the health promoter. The aim of the approach is to change the individual's behaviour from smoking to quitting. The activity is to persuade smokers not to smoke and also to help non-smokers from starting through persuasion and education. ...read more.

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