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What do you think? Tim is 22 year old second-year university student who is 35 kg overweight and does not like exercising. He is a sensitive, caring young man, he has many close friends and is a volunteer at many health-related agencies that help people in need. He enjoys nature and the inner peace he derives from a walk on the beach or a quiet night by a campfire in the wilderness. He is a strong advocate for human rights, animal rights, and the preservation of the environment. What can you say about his health and wellbeing?
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What do you think? Kim is a 20 year old first-year student who lives off campus. She tries to eat healthy foods some of the time, she thinks she is about 5 kg overweight and walks two to four kilometres per day. She is shy and hasn’t made many friends since coming to college. During a typical day, she goes to class, studies, watches TV and writes letters to her high school friends and family. She likes cycling, but she only finds time to get out for a short ride on weekends. She is tired much of the time and wonders why she is in school. After a check-up, her doctor says, “Everything looks good. Keep up whatever you’re doing, and you should be fine” What can you say about her health and wellbeing?
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A. Health, illness and disease Definition of health, illness and disease Health, illness and disease in a community Influences on health Epidemiology of illness and disease in a community Health dimensions Health professions
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Definition of health, illness and disease (1) Historical definition Comparison with extremes No life threatening or contagious disease Punishment from God Wages of sin Evolving definition Plague, pneumonia, influenza, cholera Modern definition State of health Modern definition WHO definition Definition by Rene Dubois
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Definition of health, illness and disease (3): World Health Organization definition The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed an acceptable to all definition of health ‘Health is the state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease’ However, critics of the WHO definition argue that complete health was much more than just a measure of physical, mental and social aspects of life. Critics give recognition of the contribution of environmental, intellectual (beyond mental wellbeing) and spiritual health to the quality of life as well as the number of years a person lives
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Definition of health, illness and disease (4) Modern definitions Health is also closely related to factors such as income, education, access to medical care, environmental pollution, age and gender Rene Dubois has proposed an expansion of the WHO definition of health Health involves social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and biological fitness on the part of the individual, which results from adaptation to the environment Today, health and wellness are often used interchangeably to mean the dynamic, ever-changing process of trying to achieve one’s individual potential in each of the several inter-relating dimensions of health
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