HCFA Paper 1 - Jackie Vereb 9/21/05 Health Care For All TA:...

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Jackie Vereb 9/21/05 Health Care For All TA: Writing Assignment A Health and illness are two of the most important things that humans are concerned with. There are many theories of what causes health and illness, five of which we learned in class. Of the five theories (biomedical model, theory of multiple causation, stress and clustering illness, health as adaptation, health as a spectrum), I picked one theory that I thought best describes my personal health behavior. An example below demonstrates what theory I picked. In the first couple weeks of my freshmen year at UMass (last year), I was filled with a bunch of different emotions. Being from Philadelphia and not knowing anything about Amherst or even the New England area, I had to adapt to a totally different lifestyle. I was nervous, scared, lost and excited all at the same time. To add to that, I received a devastating call from my Mom one day to find out that my Grandmother had passed away. My Grandmother had been one of my best friends.
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2008 for the course PUBHLTH 129 taught by Professor Forget during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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HCFA Paper 1 - Jackie Vereb 9/21/05 Health Care For All TA:...

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