Increasing numbers of general practitioners are discovering the benefits of working with Positive Health. It helps to talk with patients in a different way, with a focus on possibilities rather than on the impossibilities related to a particular health problem. Better for the patient and for the general practitioner. But how do we apply Positive Health? This handbook provides useful tools!
The book is full of tips, tells the story of how the concept was first developed and gives practical examples. It explains the underlying scientific basis of Positive Health - with a clear emphasis on what is meaningful to patients. And, above all, this book invites you to start working with Positive Health on various levels - in your consulting room, your practice and in the local community.
The handbook is intended for all primary care professionals as well as those who are still in training. It describes the Dutch health care system and the experiences related to inspiration, implementation and the anchoring of the Positive Health concept into this system. The publication is indispensable for anyone who wants to provide meaningful primary care using the Positive Health concept.
The authors provided a movie about the content
Founder Machteld Huber talks in this video with her colleague authors Hans Peter Jung and Karolien van den Brekel of the book 'Positive Health in Primary Care'