salutogen

English translation: salutogenic

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German term or phrase:salutogen
English translation:salutogenic
Entered by: Marc Heinitz

21:29 Apr 23, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Psychology / Health
German term or phrase: salutogen
hi,
stuck on a German word I can't find in English:

"Salutogenen (Herausforderungen, Selbstbestätigung, Zufriedenheit) und pathogene (Belastungen, Selbstabwertung) Einflussfaktoren der Arbeitswelt auf den Mensch"

context: title of a study on the matter

thx for any help

MH
Marc Heinitz
Local time: 03:44
salutogenic
Explanation:
http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/11/1/1...

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Note added at 6 mins (2006-04-23 21:35:11 GMT)
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More background:

http://www.mercola.com/2004/nov/20/salutogenesis.htm

Salutogenesis literally means 'that which gives birth to health'. In traditional public health and community medicine approaches, a 'pathogenic' perspective, in which the focus is on disease or illness and its prevention or treatment, most often dominates interventions. Adoption of a salutogenic perspective highlights the importance of starting from a consideration of how health is created and maintained ...

Therefore, salutogenesis is the opposite of pathogenesis. Pathos means suffering, pathogenesis is the birth of suffering. Ironically, most health professions have this term incorporated in their names.

Conventional medicine is known as allopathy. Even alternative medical systems, such as homeopathy and osteopathy, incorporate pathos in their name, and it is implicit in their clinical strategies. The focus is on treating disease, rather than the creation of health and well-being. While disease treatment has its place, it is a dangerously incomplete approach for inculcating and cultivating human potential.

The salutogenic model focuses on the causes of global well-being rather than the origins of specific disease processes. It focuses on strategies and lifestyle choices that empower individuals to experience the full spectrum of the human experience.
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Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 03:44
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thx....very informative indeed ;-)
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salutogenic


Explanation:
http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/11/1/1...

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Note added at 6 mins (2006-04-23 21:35:11 GMT)
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More background:

http://www.mercola.com/2004/nov/20/salutogenesis.htm

Salutogenesis literally means 'that which gives birth to health'. In traditional public health and community medicine approaches, a 'pathogenic' perspective, in which the focus is on disease or illness and its prevention or treatment, most often dominates interventions. Adoption of a salutogenic perspective highlights the importance of starting from a consideration of how health is created and maintained ...

Therefore, salutogenesis is the opposite of pathogenesis. Pathos means suffering, pathogenesis is the birth of suffering. Ironically, most health professions have this term incorporated in their names.

Conventional medicine is known as allopathy. Even alternative medical systems, such as homeopathy and osteopathy, incorporate pathos in their name, and it is implicit in their clinical strategies. The focus is on treating disease, rather than the creation of health and well-being. While disease treatment has its place, it is a dangerously incomplete approach for inculcating and cultivating human potential.

The salutogenic model focuses on the causes of global well-being rather than the origins of specific disease processes. It focuses on strategies and lifestyle choices that empower individuals to experience the full spectrum of the human experience.

Brie Vernier
Germany
Local time: 03:44
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
thx....very informative indeed ;-)

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