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Addressing individual behaviours and living conditions: Four Nordic public health policies

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Source
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2011 Mar;39(6 suppl):6-10
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2011
Author
Vallgårda, S
Author Affiliation
Unit of Health Services Research, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
Source
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2011 Mar;39(6 suppl):6-10
Date
Mar-2011
Language
English
Geographic Location
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Behavior
Health Policy
Health promotion
Liberalism
Nordic countries
Public Health
Responsibility
Social Conditions
Social democracy
Abstract
AIMS: To identify characteristics of the public health policies of four Nordic countries concerning how they present the causes of ill health, the best ways to deal with these causes, and where to place responsibility; additionally, to investigate whether there is a common Nordic policy. METHODS: Analyses of recent public health programs in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. RESULTS: Focus is on either, or both, individual behavior and living conditions as causes of ill health; the remedies are classical liberal as well as social democratic policies. None of the programs is consistent with either ideological strand; each has its peculiar combination of interpretations and policies. The Danish program is the most liberal focusing on behaviors and individual's choices; the Norwegian program is the most social democratic or social liberal focusing mostly on the social and physical environment and the politicians' responsibility to improve the population's health. The Swedish and the Finnish programs lie between those of Denmark and Norway. The Finnish and Norwegian governments stress their responsibility for the health of the population. CONCLUSIONS: No common Nordic political approach to public health exists. All programs contain contradictory policies and ideological statements with differences regarding the emphasis on individual behavior versus choice and living conditions and political responsibility. The policies are not entirely predictable from the political stance of the government; national differences seem to play a role.
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[Caries registration in official dental care].

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Nor Tannlaegeforen Tid. 1965 Nov;75(9):504-6.
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1965
Author
Alexander E.
Source
Nor Tannlaegeforen Tid. 1965 Nov;75(9):504-6.
Date
Nov-1965
Language
Norwegian
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
DMF Index*
Humans
Norway
Public Health Dentistry*
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The HPV vaccine: knowledge and attitudes among public health nurses and general practitioners in Northern Norway after introduction of the vaccine in the school-based vaccination programme.

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Scand J Prim Health Care. 2017 Dec;35(4):387-395. doi: 10.1080/02813432.2017.1358433. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
Publication Type
Article
Date
2017
Author
Nilsen K
Aasland OG
Klouman E
Source
Scand J Prim Health Care. 2017 Dec;35(4):387-395. doi: 10.1080/02813432.2017.1358433. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
Date
2017
Language
English
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Child
Female
General practice
General practitioners
Humans
Immunization Programs
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Norway
Nurses, Public Health
Odds Ratio
Papillomavirus Infections
Prevention & control
Virology
Papillomavirus Vaccines
Adverse effects
Parents
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Professional Competence
Schools
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Vaccination
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To investigate knowledge of and attitudes to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, HPV vaccination, cervical cancer, related sources of information and factors associated with willingness to vaccinate one's own daughter among primary health care (PHC) personnel.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
SETTING: PHC.
SUBJECTS: All public health nurses (PHNs) and general practitioners (GPs) in Northern Norway were invited to answer a structured electronic questionnaire; 31% participated (N?=?220).
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported and actual knowledge, information sources, attitudes and willingness to vaccinate their (tentative) daughter.
RESULTS: 47% of respondents knew that HPV infection is a necessary cause of cervical cancer. PHNs had higher self-reported and actual knowledge about HPV vaccination and cervical cancer than GPs. PHNs used the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's numerous information sources on HPV, while GPs had a low user rate. 88% of PHNs and 50% of GPs acquired information from the pharmaceutical industry. 93% PHNs and 68% of GPs would vaccinate their 12-year-old daughter. In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, willingness to vaccinate one's daughter was positively associated with younger age, being PHN (OR?=?5.26, 95%CI 1.74-15.94), little concern about vaccine side effects (OR?=?3.61, 95%CI 1.10-11.81) and disagreement among experts (OR?=?7.31, 95%CI 2.73-19.60).
CONCLUSIONS: Increased knowledge about HPV infection and vaccination is needed, particularly among GPs. Those least concerned about side effects and disagreements among experts were most likely to vaccinate their daughter. These findings are of interest for public health authorities responsible for the Norwegian vaccination and cervix cancer screening programmes, and providers of training of PHC personnel. Key points One year after introduction of HPV vaccination among 12-year-old schoolgirls in Norway, a cross-sectional study in Northern Norway among general practitioners (GPs) and public health nurses (PHNs) showed that • barely half of PHC professionals knew the causal relationship between HPV infection and cervical cancer • PHNs and GPs had higher self-reported than actual knowledge about HPV vaccination and cervical cancer nearly all PHNs and two thirds of GPs wanted to vaccinate their 12-year-old daughter. Those most concerned about side effects and disagreement among experts were less likely to vaccinate.
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Men's attitude to own health under the microscope

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Page 37 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
2010
MEN'S ATTITUDE TO OWN HEAL TH UNDER THE MICROSCOPE G. Thunem KUN center for gender equality Public health and mortality in Norway has strong gendered aspects, with men on the negative side of the spectrum. Women have a life expectancy 5 years longer than that of men; there are differences
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Author
Thunem, G.
Author Affiliation
KUN Center for Gender Equality
Source
Page 37 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Date
2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Cultural expressions of masculinity and femininity
Ethnicity
Gender relations
Lule Saami
Mortality
Norway
Public Health
Tysfjord
Notes
Part of Abstracts: Oral Presentations. Chapter 1. Public Health Perspectives.
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NHPRN : Nordic Health Promotion Network.

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Publication Type
Website
  1 website  
Language
English
Geographic Location
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
Publication Type
Website
Keywords
Public Health
Promotion
Health care equity
Literacy
Aging
Abstract
This network consists of about 50 researchers from the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and they meet biannually at the location of WHO in Copenhagen. The aims for the network are to : 1) develop the theoretical understanding of health promotion; 2) develop Nordic research cooperation in health promotion, from a Nordic perspective; 3) work together with the Nordic Conference on Health Promotion held every third year.
It is a working network and the members have high competences within public health and health promotion. Depending on which aspect of health promotion they are specialized in they belong to different sub-groups. These are: empowerment, equity in health, healthy ageing, health literacy, theory in health promotion, work-related health and a Review group of Nordic Theses
Online Resources
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Publication Type
Database
  1 website  
Author Affiliation
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Language
Norwegian
English
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Database
Digital File Format
Web site (.html, .htm)
Keywords
Governments and Organizations
Norway
Public Health
Quality of Life
Abstract
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is placed directly under the Ministry of Health and Care Services. The NIPH is a driving force in improving the population's health and quality of life and preventing illness and injury.
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[Office management in a medical district].

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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1965 Sep 1;85(17):1355-7.
Publication Type
Article
Author
Wright B.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1965 Sep 1;85(17):1355-7.
Language
Norwegian
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Humans
Norway
Office Management*
Public Health*
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Postgraduate training at the ends of the earth--A way to retain physicians?

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Source
Rural and Remote Health. 2010 Apr-Jun;10(2):1356
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-Jun-2010
Author
Straume, K
Søndenå, MS
Prydz, P
Author Affiliation
County Governeor's Office, County Medical Office of Finnmark, Finnmark, Norway
Sør-Varanger Municipality, Kirkenes, Norway
Allmed legesenter / Norwegian Medical Association, Hammerfest, Norway
Source
Rural and Remote Health. 2010 Apr-Jun;10(2):1356
Date
Apr-Jun-2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
Norway
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Community medicine physicians
Family physicians
Finnmark
Health workers
Longitudinal cohort study
Norway
Peer support
Postgraduate training model
Primary care physicians
Professional networks
Public health physicians
Recruitment
Retention
Rural areas
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: The recruitment and retention of health workers, crucial to health service delivery, is a major challenge in many rural and remote areas. Finnmark, the most remote and northern county in Norway, has faced recurrent shortages during the last 5 decades, especially of primary care physicians.METHODS: This article describes a postgraduate training model for family physicians and public health/community medicine physicians, based on group tutorial and in-service training in rural areas. The effect of the training programs on physician retention in Finnmark is evaluated by a longitudinal cohort study.RESULTS: In total, 65-67% of the physicians from the programs are still working in the county 5 years after completion of the group tutorial. Rural practice provides good learning conditions when accompanied by appropriate tutelage, and in-service training allows the trainees and their families to 'grow roots' in the remote area while in training. The group tutorial develops peer support and professional networks to alleviate professional isolation.CONCLUSION: On the basis of these findings, traditional centralistic training models are challenged. Postgraduate (vocational) training (residency) for primary care physicians can be successfully carried out in-service in remote areas, in a manner that enhances retention without compromising the quality of the training.
PubMed ID
20572748 View in PubMed
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Timarit Hjukrunarfel Isl. 1972;48(4):134-66 passim.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1972
Author
Tryggvadóttir A
Jónsdóttir G
Source
Timarit Hjukrunarfel Isl. 1972;48(4):134-66 passim.
Date
1972
Language
Icelandic
Geographic Location
Sweden
Norway
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Allied Health Personnel
Nursing
Norway
Public Health
Sweden
PubMed ID
4487913 View in PubMed
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