Perceptions of Community Health Board members regarding community empowerment and participationCasey, Lynda Mary
ISBN: 0612363473 ISBN13: 9780612363472
Summary:Common initiatives occurring in several Canadian provinces, such as
regionalization, shifts in funding from institutions to
community-based programs, physician resource management, and the
creation of local health councils, are leading to an increased
emphasis on primary health care. The literature indicates that
primary health care will not be achieved without reducing perceived
and actual societal inequities, building on the empowerment and
participation of individuals, groups, and communities. Professional
and public cynicism is based on the historical failures of governing
boards, sponsored by the government, to promote community empowerment
The purpose of this participatory research study was to explore and
describe how 15 Community Health Board (CHB) members in one
community, located in southwestern Nova Scotia, understood the
concepts of empowerment and participation and how they related the
concepts to their experiences in community health planning.
Participatory research has a double objective, to produce knowledge
and action useful to a group or community, and to promote empowerment
by the process of producing that knowledge. Through the cycles of
listening, dialogue and action, the participants' sense of control
and confidence in their own knowledge increased. (Abstract shortened
Notes:Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-04, page: 1175.
Adviser: Barbara Downe-Wamboldt.
Thesis (M.N.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 1998.
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Book Details:Language: eng
Physical Description: 179 p.
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