HE100 - MACPHEE - September 14, 2010 Who's WHO? - World...

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September 14, 2010 Who’s WHO? - World Health Organization -UN created it in April 7, 1948 -objective: “attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health” - 1947: -first International Health Conference -“health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of a disease of infirmity” - 1986: -I.H.C expands the long-time definition of health and includes the concept of health promotion -aka the Ottawa Charter - (OTTAWA CHARTER WILL BE POSTED) TYPES OF HEALTH - Physical -the extent to which our major body systems are physiologically intact (e.g. cardiovascular, muscoskeletal) - Mental -presence of mental/psychiatric conditions that my require institutional care, or limit our ability to function in society (e.g. schizophrenia, depression) -disease related - Emotional -linked more to our ‘feelings’ rather than our mental capacity (e.g. sadness, happiness, etc.) how we feel emotionally inside and differs from mental health - Social -a collective term that refers to populations rather than individuals -pathology=population with undesirable characteristics (e.g. fear, anxiety, starvation, natural disaster, etc…) - Intellectual -ability to process and act on information appropriately - Spiritual -may include religious beliefs and practices, but also focuses on our relationship with other living things - Occupational
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-refers specifically to your employment and how it affects you -good job=happy worker=better lifestyle=better health: DENTIST=highest suicide rate HEALTH-ILLNESS CONTINUUM death illness health perfect health <-------------------------------------------------------------------> ILLNESS/DISEASE - Life expectancy -the number of years a person can be expected to live based on their year of birth -varies slightly with each success cohort (every year the life expectancy gets
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HE100 - MACPHEE - September 14, 2010 Who's WHO? - World...

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