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salutogenesis (s·lōōˈ·tō·jeˑ·n·sis),

n the process of healing, recovery, and repair. The term was first used by Aaron Antonovsky to contrast with pathogenesis.

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Q. I am interested in social service. So what can I do to promote a healthy pregnancy?

A. Hi friend, once you're pregnant, a regular checkup is the key. Your health professional might want to monitor your baby's growth and watch for problems that can only be detected by checking your blood pressure, urine, and blood regularly. Anything you do that harms your body harms your fetus. Take special care: To avoid: tobacco smoking, alcohol, drugs, chemicals, radiation (as from X-rays), and sources of infection. Keep your body temperature from getting too high [over 100.4° (38°)] by treating any fevers with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) and avoiding exercise or activity that overheats you. Also avoid high-temperature hot tubs and saunas. Take extra-good care of yourself while you're pregnant. Everything healthy you do for your body benefits your growing fetus. Rest when you need it, eat well, and exercise regularly.

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Salutogenesis is the study of the origins or genesis of health and the exploration of methods to achieve optimal health (Antonovsky, 1980)
Salutogenesis is not new and was first introduced by Aaron Antonovsoky in the 1960s when he studied female survivors of the Holocaust and noticed despite extreme adversity some women had led a healthy productive life.
Our presenter stated; 'but informed policy makers doesn't mean better outcomes (so true); we need a paradigm shift from parthenogenesis to salutogenesis.
Sense of Coherence (SOC), briefly summarized as a feeling of confidence in one's ability to cope with stress, plays a central role in the salutogenesis theory (Antonovsky, 1987).
Coverage also encompasses interactional and transactional theories such as salutogenesis and sense of coherence and models for children and adolescents; mediating and moderating factors such as temperament, family relationships, culture, social support, hardiness, resilience, sense of mastery, personal control, quality of life, hope and hopelessness, self-regulation and illness representation, and self-efficacy.
In particular, we used the concept of salutogenesis by Antonovsky (1961) as our model for research.
The term salutogenesis (origins of health) was first used by Aoron Antonovsky in place of the term pathogenesis (origins of disease) (Almedom, 2005).
Burnout, sense of coherence, and sources of salutogenesis in social workers.
There is a lack of inventories which also record the "sense of coherence" (SOC) for oncological patients based on Antonovsky's concept of salutogenesis.
How religion influences morbidity and health: reflections on natural history, salutogenesis and host resistance.
The development of the concept of health assets, particularly within a public health arena, has been influenced by salutogenesis (Antonovsky, 1987; 1996).