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Title: Transition towards health promoting hospitals: adapting a global framework to Pakistan
Authors: Khowaja, A.R.
Karmaliani, R.
Mistry, R.
Agha, A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
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
Description: 738-743
Keywords: Hospitals
Health Priorities
Subject: Health Promotion
ISSN: 1020-3397
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