[Is Norwegian public health policy going to be more individual-oriented?].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature175681
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005 Mar 3;125(5):603-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-3-2005
Author
Dag Stenvoll
Kari Tove Elvbakken
Kirsti Malterud
Author Affiliation
Stein Rokkan senter for flerfaglige, samfunnsstudier, Universitetet i Bergen, 5015 Bergen. dag.stenvoll@rokkan.uib.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005 Mar 3;125(5):603-5
Date
Mar-3-2005
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Health Policy
Humans
Norway
Preventive Health Services
Public Health
Abstract
According to a recent Danish study, public health policies in Sweden and Denmark have become more oriented towards the individual over the last few years. We wanted to explore the development in Norway over the last decade.
Changes in policy have been identified by comparing arguments about motives, definitions and strategies in two government white papers on public health from 1993 and 2003.
Both white papers discuss public health policy in a broad sense, not only the state of the health and social services. We find that the 2003 paper focused on the individual's responsibility for his or her own health; the 1993 paper was more about institutions and structures. We conclude that Norwegian policy in this field has an increasing focus on the individual. At the same time we observe a greater concern over social inequality in relation to health.
PubMed ID
15776037 View in PubMed
Less detail