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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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Articles and books
There are currently no articles available.

A collection of articles about ‘Positive Health Care’.


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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

In 2019 there will be training courses Positieve Gezondheidszorg. Oplossingsgericht werken in de huisartsenpraktijk again.
The 3-day training courses are provided by Mura Zorgadvies and the Fortagroep.

The dates for the training organized by the Fortagroep are Monday April 1, April 15 and May 13, 2019.
Location is the Regardz Zilveren Toren Amsterdam Centrum (next to Amsterdam Central Station).
Time is from 09.30 am to 16.30 pm.
For more information and registration visit www.fortagroep.nl

The dates for the training organized by Mura in 2019 will be announced soon.
You can find the information in due course at www.mura.nl and www.fredrikebannink.com

All training sessions are in Dutch.

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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.

Articles and books

Articles and books

A collection of articles about ‘Positive Health Care’.

There are currently no articles available.
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

Training

In 2019 there will be training courses Positieve Gezondheidszorg. Oplossingsgericht werken in de huisartsenpraktijk again.
The 3-day training courses are provided by Mura Zorgadvies and the Fortagroep.

The dates for the training organized by the Fortagroep are Monday April 1, April 15 and May 13, 2019.
Location is the Regardz Zilveren Toren Amsterdam Centrum (next to Amsterdam Central Station).
Time is from 09.30 am to 16.30 pm.
For more information and registration visit www.fortagroep.nl

The dates for the training organized by Mura in 2019 will be announced soon.
You can find the information in due course at www.mura.nl and www.fredrikebannink.com

All training sessions are in Dutch.