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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.

Patient discussion about salutogenesis

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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Among their topics are enigmatic experimentiality in the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Dido's words: representing speech and consciousness in ancient and medieval narrative, historiographic discourse and narratology: a footnote to Monika Fludernik's work on factual narrative, how to stay healthy and foster well-being with narratives: where narratology and salutogenesis could meet, and the intermediate state between good and bad company: managing leisure in Francis Brooke's The Excursion.
How religion influences morbidity and health: Reflections on natural history, salutogenesis and host resistance.
Salutogenesis is the study of the origins or genesis of health and the exploration of methods to achieve optimal health (Antonovsky, 1980)
La salutogenesis (causa de la salud) se relaciona con el sentido de coherencia: la capacidad para comprender integralmente la situacion y para usar los recursos disponibles" (1).
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.
The SOC concept was developed from the theory of salutogenesis proposed by Antonovsky (1987), where it was conceptualized as follows:
Our presenter stated; 'but informed policy makers doesn't mean better outcomes (so true); we need a paradigm shift from parthenogenesis to salutogenesis.
With salutogenesis at the foundation of its design, rounded architectural forms and colourful materials set a calming, therapeutic tone.
La meta propuesta es responsabilidad de todos y todas, y la participacion ciudadana activa y contundente favorecera una nueva legislacion mas acorde con las verdaderas necesidades de cubrimiento, calidad y oportunidad que requiere el cuidado de la enfermedad para recuperar la salud como patrimonio de la calidad de vida; la promocion de la salud debe tener la suficiente fortaleza para concienciar a cada ser humano sobre la salutogenesis, mediante las buenas practicas de salud, como el tratado o el estudio de las teorias y postulados sobre la misma.
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).