Putting the Health in Healthcare

Putting the Health in Healthcare
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Overview

Nurses can and do play a critical role in the reorientation of health services towards the prevention of non-communicable disease. Health promotion means just that - moving upstream to promote positive wellbeing for individuals and the whole community.

In this presentation Dr Bruce Bolam will provide practical insights into how nurses can empower patients, services and communities to take control of their own health. From action on individual behaviour and service reform, to community engagement and partnership building, nurses are at the forefront of health promotion - putting the health back in healthcare.

Presented by Dr Bruce Bolam, Co-Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Leadership in Health Promotion

Dr Bruce Bolam has extensive experience leading health promotion research and practice in universities, healthcare, government and non-government organisations. He holds a PhD in addition to master degrees in public health and psychological science, and is a Fellow of both the Public Health Association of Australia and the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

Dr Bolam is Co-Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Leadership in Health Promotion hosted by VicHealth.

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