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MEDISAN

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Abstract

FERNANDEZ VILLALON, Migdalia; LAMBERT DELGADO, Adolfo Rafael  and  LEYVA CABALLERO, Raúl. Health promotion at the Medical University 35 years after the Edinburgh Declaration. MEDISAN [online]. 2023, vol.27, n.4, e4457.  Epub Aug 31, 2023. ISSN 1029-3019.

This article provides a brief description of what is meant by health promotion and its relationship with the Edinburgh Declaration; final report of the World Conference on Medical Education held in 1988. Also, the purpose of medical education (for health professionals) is linked according to this proclamation and its operationalization through the Health Promoting Universities' movement, which not only seeks to train professionals in this context, but also for the institution to create conditions and environments that promote health and well-being. It is reflected that in order to fulfill this purpose and the recommendations of the Edinburgh Declaration it is necessary to merge the criteria, variables and standards to achieve educational and institutional quality with the indispensable components to be a health promoting university.

Keywords : medical universities; health promotion; Edinburgh Declaration; medical education.

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