Category Archives: Health promotion

Child Abuse and Moral Pornography

Yesterday, I read an interesting article by an “amoralist” (someone who doesn’t believe in right and wrong) about something he labeled “moral pornography” and it rather reminded me of the way we “discuss” child abuse cases in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In … Continue reading

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The hocus-pocus of child rearing advice

I feel very angry. How many New Zealand children have been exposed to allergies because of erroneous advice from the Ministry of Health over the past 30 years? It seems that the practice of telling parents to delay the introduction … Continue reading

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The “Science of Muddling Through”: Policy making and health behaviours

Not surprisingly policy-making has been called the “science of muddling through”. This is entirely appropriate because, in spite of the reasonable public expectation that policy is evidence-based, in reality the research shows that it is largely a result of a … Continue reading

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Health promotion is a load of old crock

Why health promotion is an old crock No doubt the Ottawa Charter signatories had the best of intentions but it seems to me that the principles underpinning the Charter have had little real effect when it comes to the way … Continue reading

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