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Int J Public Health. 2013 Apr;58(2):313-7. doi: 10.1007/s00038-012-0391-8. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

The health promoting hospital movement in Taiwan: recent development and gaps in workplace.

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Centre for General Education, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi County, Taiwan. bonnie1012@mail2000.com.tw

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the development in healthcare workplace health promotion (WHP) in Taiwan through the Health Promoting Hospital (HPH) initiative.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a self-administered questionnaire, involving all 55 hospitals committed to the HPH approach (HP hospitals) as of the end of 2009; 52 completed the questionnaire.

RESULTS:

Fifty of 52 hospitals perceived a change in organizational capacity which mainly occurred in the areas of re-aligning strategies (96 %) and more resources (71 %). Regarding re-aligning strategies, 85 % of the hospitals engaged in increased staff participation, 66 % in staff-oriented health services.

CONCLUSIONS:

The HPH initiative has led to new developments in capacity building of WHP among HP hospitals in Taiwan, and this study has mapped a pattern of such developments.

PMID:
22854858
DOI:
10.1007/s00038-012-0391-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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