This week's feature article is "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Attitudes of Canadian Emergency Physicians: Findings from a National Study," by Kent V. Rondeau and Louis H. Francescutti from the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta. In their introduction they write, "While hospital emergency departments provide a potential setting for health-promotion interventions, they are grounded in episodic treatment of acute conditions and are generally not considered traditional places to practice health promotion and disease prevention (Goel and MacIsaac, 2002). Yet, physicians and nurses in emergency departments are in a unique position to be advocates for, and practitioners of, health-promoting interventions."
This article is part of a series inspired by CPHA's 2003 conference. For more information, read our introduction to the series in the OHPE News and Summary section of OHPE 344.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=344).