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The Handbook of Salutogenesis

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-319-04600-6

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This in-depth survey of salutogenesis shows the breadth and strengths of this innovative perspective on health promotion, health care, and wellness. Background and historical chapters trace the development of the salutogenic model of health, and flesh out the central concepts, most notably generalized resistance resources and the sense of coherence, that differentiate it from pathogenesis. From there, experts describe a range of real-world applications within and outside health contexts, from positive psychology to geriatrics, from small towns to corrections facilities, and from school and workplace to professional training. Perspectives from scholars publishing in languages other than English show the global relevance of the field.

Subject: Medicine, Generalised Resistance Resource Deficits, culture and salutogenesis, salutogenesis, salutogenic model of health, sense of coherence and aging, sense of coherence and health, Health Promotion and Disease, Prevention, Medical Sociology, Health Psychology