Salutogenesis - an asset approach
Salutogenesis is an asset approach where the focus is on resourses for health and well-being, that is the good life. There are many theories, principles and constructs under the salutogenic umbrella. The concept of salutogenesis, first coined by Aaron Antonovsky, meaning the origin of health. Sense of coherence is one of the key concepts. However, salutogenesis is a much broader approach than only focusing on the sense of coherence. Känsla av sammanhang är ett centralt begrepp.
“Life promotion is the process of enabling individuals, groups or societies to increase control over, and to improve their physical, mental, social and spiritual health. This could be reached by creating environments and societies characterized of clear structures and empowering environments where people see themselves as active participating subjects who are able to identify their internal and external resources, use and reuse them to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, to perceive meaningfulness and to change or cope with the environment in a health promoting manner.” (J Epidemiol Community Health 2007;61(11):938-944)
to produce continuous systematic analytical updates on global research on the Salutogenesis in order to support research and development on the salutogenic framework
to developing the scientific salutogenic base for public health and health promotion practice and intervention
have been critically examined according to a defined set of criteria.