The salutogenic model as a joint venture: assessment of indigestion by social workers, physicians and patients
1997 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 0907-2055, Vol. 6, no 4, 286-291 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The medical perspective often is the dominant interpretation in diagnosing people who are ill. The authors have compared the assessments of health and disease made by patients, physicians and social workers of patients with non-ulcer indigestion, based on the salutogenic model. Complete agreement on the classification of disease occurred in half the cases. With the introduction of the health concept, disparity seemed to increase. All three participants tended to overlook the problems and opportunities seen by others. The aspirations of care providers and patients seemed to account for the differences. Recovering from disease as well as improving health can be considered as a joint venture of care providers and patients. A medical approach to identify deficiencies can lead to a blind and partial assessment of problems. The introduction of a salutogenic perspective opened for treatment alternatives and enhanced goal-setting negotiations if the health perspective was shared.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Munksgaard Forlag, 1997. Vol. 6, no 4, 286-291 p.
patient, clinical competence, family physician, social worker, indigestion, health, slautogenic model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96293OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-96293DiVA: diva2:763907