HLTH 130 lecture 2

HLTH 130 lecture 2 - HLTH130ChangingNatureofWhatConstitutes

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HLTH 130- Changing Nature of What Constitutes  Health, Illness, and Disease Illness-Wellness Continuum and Levels of Prevention: Primary prevention: Stopping the development of disease before it has a chance to take  hold – ex: vaccines  Secondary prevention: Identification and treatment of disease at the earliest stage possible –  ex: screening Tertiary prevention: Maintain functional ability, quality of life and prevent premature  mortality, palliative care Health and illness are not static but evolving concepts: Sins and the wrath of gods – earliest explanation of disease spread focused  on the wrath of gods, decline of morality and religious belief.  Evident of these  theories of disease causation can be found in Exodus and the Iliad.  Origins of Environmental Theory – recognition of the role of the environment  plays in disease causation has its origins in the antiquity. It was first stated in  the Hippocratic work on Airs, Waters and Places, circa 400 BC
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HLTH 130 lecture 2 - HLTH130ChangingNatureofWhatConstitutes

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