Measures to promote health and autonomy for older people: A position paper

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300399
Title:
Measures to promote health and autonomy for older people: A position paper
Authors:
Kelleher, Cecily
Publisher:
National Council for the Elderly
Issue Date:
1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300399
Additional Links:
http://www.ncaop.ie/publications/research/reports/26_Measures%20to%20Promote%20Health.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Health Promotion is a comprehensive term that includes personal development but also any form of environmental change that promotes personal health and wellbeing. It is a positive concept, implying more than the avoidance of illness, and is fundamentally related to the exercise of personal choice. In the case of older people, it can apply to several different aspects of daily life including preparation for ageing, health maintenance and lifestyle modification, personal skills development and social change to facilitate health. The principle of health promotion for the elderly is not neglected — it has been endorsed by national and international documents, including for example The Years Ahead, and by Eurolink Age, a Europe wide consortium of agencies. It has also been endorsed by a number of statutory and voluntary agencies within Ireland. Furthermore, policy documents of Government and of the Social Partners contain recommendations that are implicitly related to health and autonomy of older people, such as the Programme for Economic and Social Progress and the joint policy document, Partnership for Government. What is needed are coherent initiatives that can put these aspirations into practice. Objectives
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; HEALTH PROMOTION
Series/Report no.:
Publication No. 26

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Cecilyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-30T12:11:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-30T12:11:58Z-
dc.date.issued1993-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300399-
dc.descriptionHealth Promotion is a comprehensive term that includes personal development but also any form of environmental change that promotes personal health and wellbeing. It is a positive concept, implying more than the avoidance of illness, and is fundamentally related to the exercise of personal choice. In the case of older people, it can apply to several different aspects of daily life including preparation for ageing, health maintenance and lifestyle modification, personal skills development and social change to facilitate health. The principle of health promotion for the elderly is not neglected — it has been endorsed by national and international documents, including for example The Years Ahead, and by Eurolink Age, a Europe wide consortium of agencies. It has also been endorsed by a number of statutory and voluntary agencies within Ireland. Furthermore, policy documents of Government and of the Social Partners contain recommendations that are implicitly related to health and autonomy of older people, such as the Programme for Economic and Social Progress and the joint policy document, Partnership for Government. What is needed are coherent initiatives that can put these aspirations into practice. Objectivesen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Elderlyen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPublication No. 26en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncaop.ie/publications/research/reports/26_Measures%20to%20Promote%20Health.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.titleMeasures to promote health and autonomy for older people: A position paperen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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