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Week 2 Lecture - Health NURS 100 Week 2- Ann McLeod There...

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Health NURS 100 Week 2- Ann McLeod There are a lot of underlying concepts that cause a decline in health- bad environments, poverty etc. Objectives Compare various definitions of health Describe various health and wellness models Compare wellness and illness Discuss the impacts of determinants of health on the individual Begin reflection about own health/wellness Health What does health mean to you? Feeling vital, full of energy Having good social relationships Sense of control over one’s life Do things one enjoys Sense of purpose Connectedness to family/community When you leave home, you end up with a limited social network. You need to start from scratch, it can be frustrating and stressful (feel like you have no control over your life). The same feeling is possible for someone who has illness. World Health Organization, 1947 “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” WHO-1984 a new socio-political definition (connecting individual to environment) “Health is defined as the ability to identify and realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is therefore a resource for everyday life, not the object of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.”
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Socioenvironmental Approach to Health (Labonte 1993) Physiological risk factors (mother having breast cancer, getting old) Behavioural risk factors (smoking, binge drinking, healthy diet) Psychosocial risk factors (children who had to go to residential schools, living in poverty, lack of attachment to the maternal figure) Risk conditions (poverty, poor environment, stressful work, poor housing and food etc.) All of these affect health status!! Trent/Fleming School of Nursing Health refers to unity and harmony within the mind, body and spirit. Health of persons is continually changing responding to the internal/external environment Trent/Fleming School of Nursing philosophy includes humanism and as part of humanism, lived experience as expressed by the individual, families, groups and communities. Health is applicable to everyone: to the well, to those with treatable disease
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