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Health Promotion and Health Education

From "This text contains a historical overview of the field, as well as the theoretical underpinnings that contributed to understanding the shifts in conceptualisations and practice in the early 1990s. The two sections that were of enormous value were on the Organisational Model and Health Promoting Settings, particularly in setting direction for my health promoting schools work. Here organisational theory was used as the theoretical basis to inform the change from a medical model to a 'settings approach'. The critical perspective evident through the writing as well as the careful analysis of underlying values and language have been invaluable to me in penetrating the multi-disciplinary perspectives that are encountered in research and practice in health promotion. This acceptance of a multi-layered understanding represented a change from the 'black and white' of a medical model to the 'grey' of the critical social sciences."