Health Promotion in the Workplace - 4th Edition
Michael P. O'Donnell, MBA, MPH, PhD
Completely Revised and Updated
Two new sections | Nine new chapters
From the Editor
Editor's Notes: November/December 2014
Michael P. O'Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH
Why Do We Allow Smokers to Assault the People We Love?
Secondhand Smoke, Benzenze, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Immunosuppression and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Most of us put up with secondhand smoke. We let family and friends smoke at picnics. We let coworkers violate smoke free policies at work. We let our employers stall on creating work environments that are really smoke free. We do this even though secondhand smoke kills more than 40,000 people and injures hundreds of thousands in the United States each year. Why? Why do we allow smokers to assault the people we love? If we decide to take action, the American Disabilities Act may provide the vehicle.
‘‘The transplant was successful. I am cancer free.’’ That is the unexpected and wonderful news I received in an e-mail on June 28, the news that allowed me to believe my sister Maura was on the road to recovery for the ﬁrst time in 9 months. June 28 was 217 days after Maura was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and 91 days after Maura had a bone marrow transplant. More on that in a moment.
Most of us put up with secondhand smoke. We let family and friends smoke at picnics. We let coworkers violate smoke-free policies at work. We let our employers stall on creating work environments that are really smoke free. Why? We hate conﬂict. We want people to have freedom to do what they want. We don’t feel empowered to confront someone who is violating a policy or just being rude when he or she blows smoke in our faces. We are also sympathetic to the power of the physical addiction to nicotine. Plus, is secondhand smoke actually dangerous? << Read full article>> Comment at our blog
What’s Next for Health Promotion? What New Approaches Will Produce the Best Outcomes?
March 30 - April 3, 2015
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Definition of Health Promotion
Health Promotion is the art and science of helping people discover the synergies between their core passions and optimal health, enhancing their motivation to strive for optimal health, and supporting them in changing their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Optimal health is a dynamic balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. Lifestyle change can be facilitated through a combination of learning experiences that enhance awareness, increase motivation, and build skills and, most important, through the creation of opportunities that open access to environments that make positive health practices the easiest choice.