aa-31 - Health Education Journal http/hej.sagepub.com...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
http://hej.sagepub.com/ Health Education Journal http://hej.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/05/30/0017896910364881 The online version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0017896910364881 published online 7 June 2010 Health Education Journal Ann Moore, Kader Parahoo and Paul Fleming medium-sized enterprises: A phenomenological study Managers' understanding of workplace health promotion within small and Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com can be found at: Health Education Journal Additional services and information for http://hej.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://hej.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: at BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV on September 13, 2010 hej.sagepub.com Downloaded from
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Article h e j Health Education Journal XX(X) 1–10 © The Author(s) 2010 Reprints and permission: sagepub. co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0017896910364881 http://hej.sagepub.com Corresponding author: Dr Ann Moore, Lecturer in Health Promotion, Faculty of Life & Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, BT37 0QB, UK. E-mail: [email protected] Managers’ understanding of workplace health promotion within small and medium-sized enterprises: A phenomenological study Ann Moore, a Kader Parahoo, b and Paul Fleming a a Faculty of Life & Health Sciences, University of Ulster, UK b Director of Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, UK Abstract Objective: This study aimed at exploring managers’ understanding of workplace health promotion and experiences of workplace health promotion activity within small and medium-sized enterprises. Design: A Heideggerian interpretive phenomenological methodology was adopted. Setting: This study was undertaken with small and medium-sized enterprise managers from a Health and Social Care Trust area of Northern Ireland. Method: In-depth telephone interviews were carried out with a purposive sample of 18 small and medium- sized enterprise managers. Data was analysed using Benner’s strategy for data analysis. Results: ‘Workplace health promotion as a symbiosis of health and business’ emerged as a main theme from the data. Participants considered workplace health promotion as a key means of harnessing the potential of both their business and their employees: providing protection from harm and opportunities for health improvement for employees and affording protection for the viability and reputation of the business. Participants also viewed themselves as holding a pivotal role in the development and implementation of workplace health promotion activities. Conclusion: Strategies focussing on employee health alone as a separate entity to the business agenda are likely to be ineffective for raising awareness of workplace health promotion activity within small and medium- sized enterprises. Findings suggest an integrated ecological approach needs to be reflected within policy and practice that extends beyond the individual employee. A revised programme planning framework, based upon
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 11

aa-31 - Health Education Journal http/hej.sagepub.com...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online