Jakość życia; Promocja zdrowia; Wychowanie w rodzinie
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Many documents of the World Health Organization underline not only the importance
of health for the quality of life of individuals and social groups, but also the
propitiousness of the cultural, social and economic development of societies. The interest
in importance of social conditions for health was revealed in medics’ and social
reformers’ works as early as in the mid-18th century. The development of social sciences
largely influenced the spectrum of research and conceptual interests, meeting
the need of getting to know new or changing spheres of human existence and consequences
of numerous dangers of health deriving from the social change, civilization
progress and globalization processes.
The book made an attempt to analyse several issues concerning the problem of
health, up-bringing and quality of life. The first chapter describes the research areas
of the pedagogy of health as a sub-discipline of pedagogy, defining the subject of its
study in a new way. The second chapter the inter-relations between the environment,
culture and health were presented, with a special emphasis put on social inequalities.
Next, the third chapter discusses selected issues and dangers of child and teenager
health in the context of existential risk. The fourth chapter, showing a family context
of deprivation of needs, developmental danger and health, points out the issue of neglecting
child health in families. Chapter five includes the analyses connected with
the functioning of families with a health problem, and describes the indicators of the
qualities of a sick child. The sixth chapter, on the other hand, signals the aspects of the
family health promotion in the pedagogical context.