The following four premises underlie the conceptual
Understanding the client’s experience
First, it is important to pay close attention to people and to understand their lives, to determine how problems are felt by them and what meaning such difficulties have for the individual.
Assess the client’s current status and future aspirations
Secondly, it is critical to understand where people are and where they would like to be.
Empower people to act on their own behalf
The third aspect involves the empowerment of people to energetically act on their own behalf. Enabling people to act on their own self-interest requires working with individuals to help them see that their own actions will make a meaningful difference in their lives.
And finally, help to develop health-enhancing environments for people in order to achieve their aspirations; one of the necessary conditions is the existence of a supportive social environment.