Health Promotion Settings combines the theoretical discourse of the settings approach, covering a wide range of fundamental principles, concepts and policy issues, with real life examples of settings, including workplaces, schools, neighborhood, cities and prisons. Frameworks and processes that are actively shaping health promotion in settings in the 21st Century are documented and the ideas and research covered will provide a vital set of indicators for those who promote health in settings. Combining theory with practical examples and case studies, the authors show how a settings approach can work in practice, drawing on a range of local, national and international initiatives and coordinated projects.

Health Promotion Settings provides a rich source of ideas and case examples which highlight the challenges for promoting health in a range of contexts. Special attention is given to the workplace as both a priority area for health promotion and a key determinant of health.

Written by a highly experienced team of health promotion and public health professionals, academics and researchers, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners working towards the improvement of health using a settings approach.

The Healthy Hospital: A Contradiction in Terms?

The healthy hospital: A contradiction in terms?


  • To present and distinguish between the concepts of a healthy and a health promoting hospital
  • To describe a healthy hospital, as one that creates a healing environment for patients and a healthy workplace for staff
  • To describe a health promoting hospital, as one that is an environmentally responsible organization and that contributes to the process of creating a healthier community
  • To provide examples of health promoting hospitals and the networks and international organizations which support them

When conducting healthy hospital workshops with hospital staff, the following few simple questions almost always trigger uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassed responses:

  • Can someone get a good night's sleep in this hospital?
  • Does this hospital have the healthiest food in the community?
  • Is this ...
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