Taking a salutogenic approach to chronic musculoskeletal pain
|Starts:||14:00 28 Feb 2012|
|Ends:||15:00 28 Feb 2012|
|What is it:||Seminar|
28 February 2012
Health Sciences Group-Primary Care present 'Taking a salutogenic approach to chronic musculoskeletal pain'
Speaker: Dr Jane Richardson, Senior Lecturer, Primary Care, Keele University
Further details: The salutogenic approach - concentrating on health and well-being, rather than on factors that cause disease - has gained currency over the past few years, predominantly in the field of health promotion but also in other areas. The ‘salutogenic umbrella’ incorporates a range of concepts and approaches in addition to Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence model, for example, assets-based approaches, resilience and coping, some of which are commonly used in sociological and psychological health research.
Applied research on chronic joint pain has tended to mirror the medical model, which emphasises deficits and risk factors. However, it is common for people with chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis, to report their health as good. In this seminar I will present findings from two recent projects which take what could be described as a salutogenic approach to exploring the lives of older people with musculoskeletal pain, focussing on what enables people with chronic pain to consider themselves ‘well’ and what enables people with chronic pain to live largely free from interference from this pain. I will consider whether such an approach offers a useful way of looking at chronic musculoskeletal pain.
All welcome. No booking necessary.
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Seminar Room 2, 5th Floor