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History in health: health promotion's underexplored tool for change

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posted on 13.09.2018, 00:00 by Wendy MadsenWendy Madsen
This paper outlined an argument as to why history and historians should be included in a healthy settings approach. Study design Qualitative descriptive study. Methods A narrative review of the literature across a broad cross-section of history, health promotion and public health disciplines was undertaken. Results Three reasons for including history were identified relating to the social role of history as a means of analysing social memory, of changing social narratives and by raising social consciousness. This allowed for a distinction between history in health and history of health. Precedents of this social role can be found in the fields of feminist and postcolonial histories, oral history and museums in health. Conclusion Reasons for why historians and health promotion practitioners and researchers have not previously had working relationships were explored, as were some of the factors that would need to be considered for such relationships to work well, including the need to recognise different languages, different understandings of the role of history, and a potential lack of awareness of the health implications of historical work. © 2017 The Royal Society for Public Health Objectives

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Volume

154

Start Page

118

End Page

122

Number of Pages

5

eISSN

1476-5616

ISSN

0033-3506

Publisher

W.B. Saunders Co., UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

26/10/2017

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Public Health

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