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Human health, Course of Disease and Health Promotion

Donev, Doncho ; Pavlekovic, Gordana ; Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-169-2
Editor: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj

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Abstract:
Health is one of most important elements and attributes in a life of a human being, a prerequisite for daily activities performance and happy life in general. Basically, human health is a reflection of the quality of relationship of human beings one with another, since health as the positive expression of human being wellbeing is tightly connected to the quality of sharing and caring in relationships. There exist several explanatory models of health. The concept of equilibrium (dynamic equilibrium) and the concept of adaptation to the environmental requirements and changes are contained in several of them. In tight connection with the phenomenon of health, it is the phenomenon of the disease. According to concept of dynamic equilibrium, the disease is the disturbance of the equilibrium expressed. In last decades, it has gradually become clear that the biomedical model of health and disease is outdated and inadequate. Health and disease can no longer be considered distinct entities where one exists only in the absence of the other. As well, the total environment needs to be considered in this context. Models, which focus on promoting salutogenic resources and promote the self esteem and coping abilities of individuals and communities, came to the fore.


Keywords: Health, health explanatory models, disease, natural course of the disease, pathogenesis, salutogenesis.
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Donev, Doncho ; Pavlekovic, Gordana ; Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana  (2008)  Human health, Course of Disease and Health Promotion. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj 978-3-89918-169-2


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2009/2261



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