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close this bookEducation for Health (WHO, 1988, 274 p.)
close this folderChapter 2: People working with people
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View the documentEstablishing good relationships
View the documentCommunicating clearly
View the documentEncouraging participation
View the documentAvoiding prejudice and bias


In health education we are concerned about how people actually feel, not how we think they should feel. We are interested in how people look at their own problems, not only in the problems we see ourselves. We want people to develop the confidence and skills to help themselves. We do not look for thanks or praise, but we do aim at a feeling of pride in the fact that people have learned the skills needed to solve their own problems.

To enable people to learn these skills, we need:

- To establish good relationships
- To communicate clearly
- To encourage participation
- To avoid prejudice and bias

These are the four points examined in this chapter.