Nordiske sundhedsfremmende perspektiver på ældre menneskers deltagelse og tryghed: Videnskabeligt essay

Translated title of the contribution: Nordic Health Promotion Perspectives on Older Adults Participation and Sense og Security

Marianne Mahler*, Anne Clancy, Aud Johannessen, Johanne Lind, Anne Liveng, Anneli Sarvimäki, Bettina Stenbock-Hult, Nina Simonsen

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Demographic changes and the growing elderly population in Scandinavia provide an incentive to study Health Ageing in the Nordic Countries. The chosen Nordic perspective takes into account commonalities and differences in socio-economic status, welfare systems, gender, history and culture. It also involves focusing on the health of individuals and populations. The Nordic perspective and the authors’ understanding of health and health promotion provide a backdrop for the essay. The authors are part of the Nordic Health Promotion Network (NHPRN), which is grounded in an ethics of health and well-being. This understanding highlights key values such as participation, justice and equality (freedom from discrimination), autonomy (independence). The authors focus mainly on the importance of participation and on the older person’s sense of security in this paper. We seek answers to what prevents and in which way Healthy Ageing can be promoted in the Northern countries. Concepts such as discrimination, retirement, dementia, nursing home residents’ access to nature and the elements, and the importance of relationships are illuminated.
Translated title of the contributionNordic Health Promotion Perspectives on Older Adults Participation and Sense og Security
Original languageDanish
JournalNordisk Tidsskrift for Helseforskning
Issue number1
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
EventNordic Health Promotion Research Network - WHO, København, Denmark
Duration: 30 Mar 201731 Mar 2017


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