Transition towards health promoting hospitals: adapting a global framework to Pakistan
AbstractThe 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
Khowaja, A.R., Karmaliani, R., Mistry, R. & Agha, A. (2011). Transition towards health promoting hospitals: adapting a global framework to Pakistan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118208
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (10), 738-743, 2011
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Se référant aux résolutions WHA21.49 et WHA22.53 sur la planification à long terme adoptées respectivement par la Vingt et unième et la Vingt-deuxième Assemblée mondiale de la Santé. Comité régional de l'Afrique, 24 (AFR/RC24/R6, 1974)