Clinical Health Promotion Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre: Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion

Alcohol/Drugs - Tobacco - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Co-morbidity

Clinical Health Promotion Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre: Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion

Alcohol/Drugs - Tobacco - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Co-morbidity

The 26th International HPH Conference will take place in Bologna, from June 6-8. The title is:

“Health promotion strategies to achieve reorientation of health services: evidence-based policies and practices”

The call for abstracts is now open. For more information visit: https://www.hphconferences.org/

Pernilla Garmy, Post Doc at WHO-CC, is one of the authors of two new published articles: 

 

Great enthusiasm yesterday when 90 persons attended our seminar "New knowledge about education in patient-oriented health promotion - Are we doing what’s best for the patients?"

Staff and patients need more knowledge and evidence-based education in clinical health promotion! That’s one of the conclusions from yesterday’s seminar.

Representatives from Lund University, the health care sector, patient organizations, regional and national decision makers attended. Seven presentations covering different aspects and a panel discussion with six representatives.

Some of the interesting topics were: new plans for a Master of Clinical Health Promotion, a good example from the University Hospital in Malmö where they have an active lifestyle programme for patients before kidney transplant, and we need a complete curriculum for education in patient-oriented health promotion.

 “We need to prioritize and work together - taking one thing at a time” was one of the final comments in the panel discussion.

Last conclusion: Are we doing whats best for the patients? – Not yet, but we are working on it!

Self-reported needs for improving the supervision competence of PhD supervisors from the medical sciences in Denmark

Quality of supervision is a major predictor for successful PhD projects. The aim of this study was to explore PhD supervisors' self-reported needs and wishes regarding the content of a new program in supervision, with a special focus on the supervision of PhD students in medical fields.

Overall, the results indicated a general interest in improved competence and development of a new supervision programme. Those who were not interested argued that, due to their extensive experience with supervision, they had no need to participate in such a programme. The analysis revealed seven overall themes to be included in the course. The clinical context offers PhD supervisors additional challenges that include the following sub-themes: patient recruitment, writing the first article, agreements and scheduled appointments and two main groups of students, in addition to the main themes. In conclusion, the PhD supervisors reported the clear need and desire for a competence enhancement programme targeting the supervision of PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Supervision in the clinical context appeared to require additional competence.
 
Read the article here
 
 

Tobacco smoking is still one of the main risk factors for Swedish burden of diseases and it contributes largely to inequity in health. Each day someone dies from the consequences of tobacco. Tobacco-free week is a national campaign working for a smoke-free Sweden. It is also a part of the national work "Tobacco Endgame - Smoke Free Sweden in 2025".

 

Photo: Tobaksfakta