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|Title: ||PreCardio: een autonomie-ondersteunende context?|
|Authors: ||JACOBS, Nele|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Academia Press|
|Citation: ||Ethiek en Maatschappij, 2. p. 62-77|
|Abstract: ||Health promotion is an important task for health care in the 21st
century. However, ethical considerations about the attitude towards participants
of health promotion are scarce. This article provides an ethical consideration of an
initiative for cardiovascular prevention, PreCardio. The aim was to determine
whether the initiative is a threat to individual autonomy. Furthermore, an examination
on the conformity with ethical prescriptions was performed.
A literature study resulted in an attitude towards participants, based on the selfdetermination
theory (SDT). SDT includes practical recommendations for the development
of autonomy-supportive health promotion initiatives. Consequently,
PreCardio can be considered as an autonomy-supportive context for the participants.
Furthermore, the interventions of PreCardio are in line with the ethical prescriptions
on screening and prevention found in literature.
A more intense communication between ethics and health professionals is needed
to develop health promotion initiatives that support the individual autonomy of
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||vabb, 2010|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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