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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Professional characteristics of health promotion : a scoping review of the German and international literature
Authors: Biehl, Verena
Gerlinger, Thomas
Wieber, Frank
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.1603993
Published in: International Journal of Public Health
Volume(Issue): 66
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Language: English
Subjects: Health promotion; Public health; Professionalization; Professional characteristics; Professional competencies
Subject (DDC): 614: Public health and prevention of disease
Abstract: Objective: This scoping review investigates current developments in the professional characteristics of health promotion (HP) with a focus on the German speaking part of Europe. The conceptualization of HP is a prerequisite for progressing HP professionalization and clarifying the interconnectedness between HP and Public Health. Methods: The search strategy was informed by sociological professionalization theories. Original publications were included in a content-based analysis. Results: Ninety publications (37 original publications) were identified in the review. The results are summarized in categories based on professional characteristics: 1) profession,2) ethics, 3) education/training 4) competencies, and 5) quality. The professionalization of HP regarding the professional characteristics is less developed in the German compared to the international literature. Conclusion: The mixed findings emphasize the relevance of a common HP conceptualization. The HP core competencies, which have been developed by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education must be further promoted. A strong HP workforce within Public Health strengthens the HP status in policy contexts and society and its contribution to promoting health and tackling social inequalities in health.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Health (IPH)
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