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The concept of Positive Health Care of Bannink and Jansen differentiates, like the philosophy of science, two complementary ways to make the world and life comprehensible: The way of analysis and the way of synthesis. One paradigm goes inwards and towards the past, the other goes outwards and towards the future.

The conventional medical model follows the pathway of analysis. Examination, diagnosis and treatment take center stage. Less attention is usually paid to synthesis, or implementation. How to be useful for our patients is often less or not elaborated at all.

The solution-focused model is all about implementation. What does the preferred future of the patient look like? It focuses on designing and realizing an outcome that was not there before, and finding what works for this patient, in this context, at this moment. The two solution-focused assumptions are:

  • if something works, do more of it;
  • if something does not work, stop and do something else.

Examination and diagnosis can be included, but are not necessary.

Positive health care adds the solution-focused model to the medical model. Much attention is paid to everything that works in patients’ lives and how they can make progress.

 

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Søren Kierkegaard

 

This website offers the latest information about Positive Health Care. We invite everyone to respond and to think along with how this can be further developed.

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Analysis

Synthesis

Cause and effect Unpredictability; emergence
Medical model Solution-focused model
Reductionistic thinking
Convergent thinking
Systems thinking
Divergent thinking
Creativity, design
Focus on the past
Static
Focus on the future
Dynamic
Biomedical research: RCTs Information theory
Standards, guidelines, protocols
(fixed)
Navigation by entropy
Objective reality Reality depends on observation
(Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle)
(Sociology: social constructivism)
Links

A collection of relevant links about Positive Health Care.


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Book

Positive Health Care is the first book about how positive health care is implemented in a solution-focused way, of course in combination with the regular medical model.



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Interviews

A collection of interviews about ‘Positive Health Care’.

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There are currently no interviews available.
Authors

Fredrike Bannink is a clinical psychologist, child and youth psychologist specialist, and a lawyer. She has a practice for therapy, training, coaching and mediation in Amsterdam. She is a lecturer and supervisor of, among others, the Association for Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy (VGCt) and a teacher in postgraduate education.

She is an international keynote speaker, trainer and author of around forty books in the field of solution-focused conversation, positive psychology, positive cognitive behavioral therapy and positive supervision.

www.fredrikebannink.com


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Pieter Jansen is a general practitioner at the health center Gezondheidscentrum Veldhuizen in Ede (The Netherlands). Together with this health center and other partners, he has set up Gezondhuizen, a project for positive and solution-focused health promotion.


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Training courses

Training courses Positieve Gezondheidszorg. Oplossingsgericht werken in de huisartsenpraktijk will also be available in 2020..

We offer our three-day training courses both through Mura Zorgadvies and Forta Opleidingen.

All training sessions are in Dutch.

Participants in the past training courses are enthusiastic. Here are some quotes from their evaluations:

‘A must for every doctor’
‘Top training’
‘Will definitely recommend the training to colleagues’
‘Once again I had a course day that was given with great inspiration and passion and which will positively change my work as a healthcare professional’

Dates for the three-day training courses with open registration from Mura: April 9, May 19 and June 9, 2020. Location: Ede and surroundings. More info via www.mura.nl or contact Susan Adam at susanadam@mura.nl

The one-day ‘Refresh course’ with open registration Positive healthcare from Mura Zorgadvies takes place on January 31, 2020.
Location: Ede and surroundings. More info via susanadam@mura.nl

The dates for the training of Forta Opleidingen will be announced later. Location: Amsterdam
More info via www.fortaopleidingen.nl

Interested in an in-company training course at your own location and with your own practice? Contact Susan Adam van Mura Zorgadvies via susanadam@mura.nl.

Pieter Jansen and Fredrike Bannink will give two workshops on April 18, 2020 about Positive health care on the National GP Day of the LHV. More info via www.lhv.nl.

Trainers

Eva Kuiper, forensic child psychologist.

Teaching Child Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
Solution-focused trainer and author.

Fredrike Bannink, clinical psychologist and lawyer.

International speaker, trainer and author of more than 40 books.

Pieter Jansen, general practitioner.

Together with health center Veldhuizen in Ede and other partners, he has set up Gezondhuizen, a project for positive and solution-oriented health promotion.

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The concept of Positive Health Care of Bannink and Jansen differentiates, like the philosophy of science, two complementary ways to make the world and life comprehensible: The way of analysis and the way of synthesis. One paradigm goes inwards and towards the past, the other goes outwards and towards the future.

The conventional medical model follows the pathway of analysis. Examination, diagnosis and treatment take center stage. Less attention is usually paid to synthesis, or implementation. How to be useful for our patients is often less or not elaborated at all.

The solution-focused model is all about implementation. What does the preferred future of the patient look like? It focuses on designing and realizing an outcome that was not there before, and finding what works for this patient, in this context, at this moment. The two solution-focused assumptions are:

  • if something works, do more of it;
  • if something does not work, stop and do something else.

Examination and diagnosis can be included, but are not necessary.

Positive health care adds the solution-focused model to the medical model. Much attention is paid to everything that works in patients’ lives and how they can make progress.

 

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Søren Kierkegaard

 

This website offers the latest information about Positive Health Care. We invite everyone to respond and to think along with how this can be further developed.

Table

Analysis

Synthesis

Cause and effect Unpredictability; emergence
Medical model Solution-focused model
Reductionistic thinking
Convergent thinking
Systems thinking
Divergent thinking
Creativity, design
Focus on the past
Static
Focus on the future
Dynamic
Biomedical research: RCTs Information theory
Standards, guidelines, protocols
(fixed)
Navigation by entropy
Objective reality Reality depends on observation
(Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle)
(Sociology: social constructivism)

Analysis

Synthesis

Cause and effect Unpredictability; emergence
Medical model Solution-focused model
Reductionistic thinking
Convergent thinking
Systems thinking
Divergent thinking
Creativity, design
Focus on the past
Static
Focus on the future
Dynamic
Biomedical research: RCTs Information theory
Standards, guidelines, protocols
(fixed)
Navigation by entropy
Objective reality Reality depends on observation
(Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle)
(Sociology: social constructivism)
Links

Links

A collection of relevant links about Positive Health Care.

Book

Book

Positive Health Care is the first book about how positive health care is implemented in a solution-focused way, of course in combination with the regular medical model.

Interviews

Interviews

A collection of interviews about ‘Positive Health Care’.

There are currently no interviews available.
Authors

Authors

Fredrike Bannink is a clinical psychologist, child and youth psychologist specialist, and a lawyer. She has a practice for therapy, training, coaching and mediation in Amsterdam. She is a lecturer and supervisor of, among others, the Association for Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy (VGCt) and a teacher in postgraduate education.

She is an international keynote speaker, trainer and author of around forty books in the field of solution-focused conversation, positive psychology, positive cognitive behavioral therapy and positive supervision.

www.fredrikebannink.com

Pieter Jansen is a general practitioner at the health center Gezondheidscentrum Veldhuizen in Ede (The Netherlands). Together with this health center and other partners, he has set up Gezondhuizen, a project for positive and solution-focused health promotion.

Training courses

Training courses

Training courses Positieve Gezondheidszorg. Oplossingsgericht werken in de huisartsenpraktijk will also be available in 2020..

We offer our three-day training courses both through Mura Zorgadvies and Forta Opleidingen.

All training sessions are in Dutch.

Participants in the past training courses are enthusiastic. Here are some quotes from their evaluations:

‘A must for every doctor’
‘Top training’
‘Will definitely recommend the training to colleagues’
‘Once again I had a course day that was given with great inspiration and passion and which will positively change my work as a healthcare professional’

Dates for the three-day training courses with open registration from Mura: April 9, May 19 and June 9, 2020. Location: Ede and surroundings. More info via www.mura.nl or contact Susan Adam at susanadam@mura.nl

The one-day ‘Refresh course’ with open registration Positive healthcare from Mura Zorgadvies takes place on January 31, 2020.
Location: Ede and surroundings. More info via susanadam@mura.nl

The dates for the training of Forta Opleidingen will be announced later. Location: Amsterdam
More info via www.fortaopleidingen.nl

Interested in an in-company training course at your own location and with your own practice? Contact Susan Adam van Mura Zorgadvies via susanadam@mura.nl.

Pieter Jansen and Fredrike Bannink will give two workshops on April 18, 2020 about Positive health care on the National GP Day of the LHV. More info via www.lhv.nl.

Trainers

Trainers

Eva Kuiper, forensic child psychologist.

Teaching Child Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
Solution-focused trainer and author.

Fredrike Bannink, clinical psychologist and lawyer.

International speaker, trainer and author of more than 40 books.

Pieter Jansen, general practitioner.

Together with health center Veldhuizen in Ede and other partners, he has set up Gezondhuizen, a project for positive and solution-oriented health promotion.