PEch.1breifnotes - Chapter 1 An Invitation to Health and...

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Chapter 1 An Invitation to Health and Wellness morbity (disease) and mortality (death) rates Health promotion  is the process of enabling people to increase control over,  and to improve their health.   o The three mechanisms to health promotion were identified as  self care  -  the decisions and actions individuals take in the interest of their own  health,  o mutual aid  - or the actions people take to help each other cope and  o healthy environments  - or the creation of conditions and surroundings  conducive to health. o o PRECEDE-PROCEED      Model for Health Promotion Planning and  Evaluation– helps us to think about our quality of life and health levels, to  assess our behaviour, lifestyle and environment, to determine  predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors for health and  combines health education and organizational policies that  support healthy living, (see Figure 1-2) p. 6. o The Quality of Life Model     has three life domains –  Being, Belonging and Becoming , with  each domain having three sub-domains. (See Figure 1-3).  Quality of life is measured as the degree to which a person  enjoys the important possibilities of his or her life. 14  The model  emphasizes an individuals’ physical, psychological and spiritual  functioning, the connections with their environment and the  opportunities for maintaining and enhancing skills. What is Wellness? Wellness –  o purposeful, enjoyable living o a deliberate lifestyle choice characterized by personal responsibility and  optimal enhancement of physical, mental, and spiritual health.  o More than freedom from disease, it means taking steps to prevent illness  and involves a capacity to live life to the fullest. A healthy and well  individual has a greater capacity for personal potential. Dr. John Travis
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o founded the first Wellness Resource Centre in the United States in 1975. o wellness model called the Illness/Wellness Continuum (Figure 1-6) p. 10. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PE 142 taught by Professor Lauzon during the Spring '08 term at University of Victoria.

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PEch.1breifnotes - Chapter 1 An Invitation to Health and...

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