What is a pathogenic approach?

What is a pathogenic approach?

The emphasis of the pathogenic approach is on understanding the causes and consequences of disease, rather than understanding the factors that promote health and healing. The limiting idea behind the pathogenic paradigm is that by studying sickness we can come to understand and enhance health.

What are general resistance resources?

Overall, the term Generalized Resistance Resources (GRR) was coined by Antonovsky (1979, 1987) and comprises the characteristics of a person, a group, or a community that facilitate the individual’s abilities to cope effectively with stressors and contribute to the development of the individual’s level of (SOC).

What is pathogenic and salutogenic?

In the traditional disease-oriented (pathogenic) model of health, the focus is on causes of disease. Accordingly, the disease control strategies target these causes e.g. smoking, overweight and so on. In salutogenic model, the emphasis is put on the factors which cause global well-being.

What is the salutogenic perspective?

A ‘salutogenic’ approach is one that focuses on factors that support health and wellbeing, beyond a more traditional, ‘pathogenic’ focus on risk and problems. ‘Salutogenesis’ means ‘sources of health’ from the Latin word ‘salus’ (health) and the Greek word ‘genesis’ (source).

What is the focus of salutogenesis?

In the salutogenic approach we focus on the direction towards health. The ultimate objective of health promotion activities is to facilitate prerequisites for a good life. Perceived good health is a determinant for quality of life.

What is salutogenesis in midwifery?

Salutogenic theory could provide an alternative approach to midwifery care, supporting health-promoting factors, rather than solely avoiding adverse events. Aims: The aim of this study was to explore women’s experiences of their midwifery care and identify salutogenic aspects of midwifery care.

Why is salutogenesis important?

In contrast to pathogenesis’ risk factors, salutogenesis illuminates salutary factors that actively promote health. In contrast to focusing on a “particular pathology, disability or characteristic” of a person, salutogenesis might work with a community of persons and “must relate to all aspects of the person”

Is salutogenesis a theory?

The theory of salutogenesis provides a generic understanding of how coping, defined as a sense of coherence (SOC), and well-being may be created. The theory is used in several fields, such as nursing and mental health care (Eriksson & Lindström, 2006. (2006).

What can salutogenesis lead us?

Salutogenesis is the origins of health and focuses on factors that support human health and well-being, rather than on factors that cause disease (pathogenesis). Salutogenesis now encompasses more than the origins of health and has evolved to be about multidimensional causes of higher levels of health.

What is Salutogenic design?

Salutogenic design, as I’ve come to define it, focuses on the positive impact of design on human health. It’s a measurable aspect of design that can help a building’s inhabitants operate at their peak performance.

What does salutogenesis focus on?

In its most general meaning, salutogenesis refers to a scholarly orientation focusing attention on the study of the origins of health and assets for health, contra the origins of disease and risk factors.

What questions did antonovsky’s pose in relation to health?

Together they pose the question: “What are the stressors in the lives of poor people that underlie the brute fact that, with regard to everything related to health, illness and patienthood, the poor are screwed?” (Antonovsky, 1979, p. 3). The Why question started forcing itself to the front of his interest.