|Title:||Transition towards health promoting hospitals: adapting a global framework to Pakistan|
|Abstract:||The World Health Organization encourages hospitals to become Health Promoting Hospitals [HPH] but adapting this concept to Pakistan has not been investigated. We explore perceptions of healthcare stakeholders about strategies and a priority action-plan to encourage HPHs in Pakistan. We conducted a qualitative study in 2007 where key-informant interviews and focus group discussions were held with healthcare stakeholders in Karachi. Thematic analysis was done and emerging themes were categorized. The HPH core components were perceived as the [standard framework]; however more emphasis was placed on priority actions as to satisfy [basic needs] of patients, staff and the community. This included basic facilities of comfort, health, hygiene, safety, security and emotional support. A change in the traditional mindset from cure to care and identification of key personnel, awareness-raising and cooperation would strengthen advocacy efforts for HPH in Pakistan|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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