Health-related Counselling: Control, coping and communication

Rosalyn Shute, Gillian N. Penny

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In 1977 the member states of the World Health Organisation declared that the main social goal of governments shoWd be the attainment by the year 2000 of a level of health permitting all citizens to lead a socially and economically productive life. These goals were spelled out in the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care (WHO, 1978). As the end of the 20th century creeps ever closer, ‘Health for All by the Year 2000’ still seems a remote, though worthy, goal. The central thrust of the WHO view relates to the social component of health development, moving away from the traditional medical model of health care towards healthy environments, healthy public policies and healthy lifestyles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalCounselling Psychology Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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