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Health Education: Bridging the Gap between Knowing and Doing

R. Westphal
Curationis | Vol 1, No 2 | a188 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v1i2.188 | © 1978 R. Westphal | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 1978 | Published: 25 September 1978

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R. Westphal, City Health Department, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

The aim of health education is to influence or even change behaviour affecting people’s health. It must at all times be intrinsically valuable and worthwhile. Many aspects of health behaviour are part of man’s normal everyday life, other aspects however, require conscious efforts based on knowledge. All aspects are directed towards preserving health and avoiding illness.

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