Arguments Against Health Promotion

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Health Promotion and Health Prevention are important factors in health care and therefore health care policy, politics and management. They assist in (a) achieving a healthy that is sound and robust life and (b) cost reduction. However, critique has been raised against health promotion as an individual(-istic) matter as it has to do with personal behaviour and attitudes (excerise, diet, smoking), whereas social issues and choices of political factors (infrastructure, working conditions, access to primary care, spare time enough for exercise, access to information concerning promotion etc) may prevail as causes of illness, whilst these causes are socio-political. Similar points may be raised against health prevention mainly in the form of primary
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