Health Education and Prevention

Volume 1 – Health and Patients SET Coordinated by Bruno Salgues

Health Education and Prevention

Frank Pizon, University Clermont Auvergne, France

ISBN : 9781786304100

Publication Date : April 2019

Hardcover 194 pp

120.00 USD



Social representations, beliefs, values and knowledge are just some of the aspects that affect how the beneficiaries of preventative health measures perceive their wellbeing. Health Education and Prevention questions and analyzes these concepts in order to consider new ways of theorizing patients’ conceptions of their health.

From a methodological point of view, these analyses are put into practice with the design of prevention tools and devices. The use of a corpora of photographs is particularly meaningful in this respect.

This book offers an authoritative perspective by noting important points of vigilance in training, and especially by distinguishing instructive contents conducive to the development of an explicit health pedagogy for more effective prevention measures. A model for categorizing situations integrating both educational and healthcare paths is also proposed.


1. Conceptions and Deciding for One’s Health.
2. Social Representations of Health Conceptions.
3. A Renewed Theory of Conceptions in Health.
4. Qualitative Methodologies for the Investigation of Health Conceptions.
5. The Convergence of Research Tools, Interventions and Training.
6. Formative Perspectives for More Effective Prevention Actions.

About the authors/editors

Frank Pizon is Maître de conférences (MCF-HDR) in the education sciences at University Clermont Auvergne, France. His research focuses on conceptions and representations of child and adolescent health in order to propose new avenues for preventative intervention.