“But we’re already doing it!” : Examining conceptual blurring between health promotion and palliative care

Conference paper


Rosenberg, John. (2009). “But we’re already doing it!” : Examining conceptual blurring between health promotion and palliative care. First International Conference on Public Health and Palliative Care. Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, Kerala, India 16 - 17 Jan 2009 United Kingdom: University of Bath. pp. 29-44
AuthorsRosenberg, John
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Attempts by scholars and palliative care organisations to integrate health promotion and palliative care demonstrate a growing awareness of the conceptual congruence between these two fields. Yet it is increasingly evident that this congruence has also brought with it a lack of clarity at individual and organisational levels of the key concepts underpinning HPPC.

A number of examples demonstrate that this conceptual blurring leads to a sense amongst practitioners that HPPC is already being done; when the presence of elements of health promotion in end of life care is viewed as the successful implementation of HPPC. For example, health promotion is commonly understood as health education (just another service, rather than engagement); death education can be reduced to providing information about palliative care resources; community development to community based service provision; and education to telling.

This reveals a challenge for the advocates of HPPC to address misconceptions of what health promotion is and what a public health approach to palliative care entails. How does the conceptual blurring between health promotion and palliative care impact upon this? In this paper, I draw on the scholarly work to date and examples from practice, to explore how the integration of HPPC relies upon a whole-of-organisation approach, if it is to counter the perception that HPPC is merely synonymous with many of the existing elements of palliative care practice.

Year2009
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Institute of Palliative Medicine
Open accessOpen access
Publisher's version
License
All rights reserved
File Access Level
Open
Book title1st International Conference on Public Health and Palliative Care : Conference proceedings
Page range29-44
Book editorSallnow, Libby
Kumar, Suresh
Kellehear, Allan
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://web.archive.org/web/20100216200329/http://www.pubhealthpallcare.in/Palliative%20care%20for%20conference.pdf
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online2009
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
India
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/89939/-but-we-re-already-doing-it-examining-conceptual-blurring-between-health-promotion-and-palliative-care

Download files


Publisher's version
Rosenberg_2009_But_were_already_doing_it_Examining.pdf
License: All rights reserved
File access level: Open

  • 62
    total views
  • 30
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 2
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

The use of emergency medication kits in community palliative care an exploratory survey of views of current practice in Australian home-based palliative care services
Bullen, Tracey, Rosenberg, John, Smith, Bradley and Maher, Kate. (2015). The use of emergency medication kits in community palliative care an exploratory survey of views of current practice in Australian home-based palliative care services. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 32(6), pp. 581 - 587. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909114536922
Supporting family caregivers with palliative symptom management: A qualitative analysis of the provision of an emergency medication kit in the home setting
Rosenberg, John, Bullen, Tracey and Maher, Kate. (2015). Supporting family caregivers with palliative symptom management: A qualitative analysis of the provision of an emergency medication kit in the home setting. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 32(5), pp. 484 - 489. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909114531326
Circles of care: Should community development redefine the practice of palliative care?
Abel, Julian, Walter, Tony, Carey, Lindsay B., Rosenberg, John, Noonan, Kerrie, Horsfall, Debbie, Leonard, Rosemary, Rumbold, Bruce and Morris, Deborah. (2013). Circles of care: Should community development redefine the practice of palliative care? BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 3(4), pp. 383 - 388. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000359
Working together-apart : Exploring the relationships between formal and informal care networks for people dying at home
Horsfall, Debbie, Leonard, Rosemary, Noonan, Kerrie and Rosenberg, John. (2013). Working together-apart : Exploring the relationships between formal and informal care networks for people dying at home. Progress in Palliative Care. https://doi.org/10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000047
The palliative care volunteer in 2020
Rosenberg, John, Palliative Care ACT, and Palliative Care ACT. (2012). The palliative care volunteer in 2020 [Dataset]. Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.87q55
End-of-life care in the intensive care unit: A systematic review of qualitative studies investigating the experiences and perceptions of the patient's families
Coventry, Alysia, McInnes, Elizabeth and Rosenberg, John. (2012). End-of-life care in the intensive care unit: A systematic review of qualitative studies investigating the experiences and perceptions of the patient's families. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 10, pp. 95 - 106. https://doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-2012-177
Making context work in primary health care
Rosenberg, John and Kralik, Debbie. (2010). Making context work in primary health care. In In Kent, Bridie and McCormack, Brendan (Ed.). Clinical context for evidence-based nursing practice pp. 34-49 Wiley-Blackwell.
Health promotion and palliative care: the case for conceptual congruence
Rosenberg, John and Yates, Patsy. (2010). Health promotion and palliative care: the case for conceptual congruence. Critical Public Health. 20(2), pp. 201 - 210. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581590902897394
Circles in the surf: Australian masculinity, mortality and grief
Rosenberg, John. (2009). Circles in the surf: Australian masculinity, mortality and grief. Critical Public Health. 19(43924), pp. 417 - 426. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581590902906203
Schematic representation of case study research designs
Rosenberg, John and Yates, Patsy. (2007). Schematic representation of case study research designs. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 60(4), pp. 447 - 452. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04385.x
Therapeutic relationships in specialist palliative care nursing practice
Canning, Deebs, Rosenberg, John and Yates, Patsy. (2007). Therapeutic relationships in specialist palliative care nursing practice. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 13(5), pp. 222 - 229.
Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: an evaluation of health promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Rosenberg, John and Mills, Jason. (2006). Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: an evaluation of health promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) [Dataset]. Australian Catholic University. https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.8657q
The experience of supporting a dying relative: reflections of caregivers
Auon, Samar, Kristjanson, Lynda, Hudson, Peter, Currow, David and Rosenberg, John. (2005). The experience of supporting a dying relative: reflections of caregivers. Progress in Palliative Care. 13(6), pp. 319 - 325. https://doi.org/10.1179/096992605X75930