Journal article

Health promotion and older people: the role of the general practitioner in Australia in promoting healthy ageing

J Sims, NM Kerse, L Naccarella, H Long

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The Commonwealth Government's Enhanced Primary Care initiative supports measures to enhance the role of general practitioners (GPs) in promoting healthy ageing as part of a population health approach. This paper comments on how the health assessments can be conducted to best effect, to strengthen the role of GPs in primary care and to promote autonomy and independence in older people. METHOD: The relevant literature was collated to produce a review of public health and health promotion approaches and to ascertain the effectiveness of health promotion interventions for older people. A broad definition of health promotion including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention was adop..

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