2# Achieving Personal Health (1)

2# Achieving Personal Health (1) - ACHIEVINGPERSONALHEALTH

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    ACHIEVING PERSONAL HEALTH Dan Gerber, ED.D., M.P.H. My Body/My Health
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If you were born before the turn of the century you were  LEAST likely to develop: polio diphtheria smallpox cardiovascular disease
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The concept most consistent with today’s definition  of wellness is: a measure of physical well being absence of disease being without symptoms overall well-being
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THREE MODELS OF HEALTH The Medical Model The Environmental Model – 1970’s The Holistic Model
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Major Causes of Death in 1900 - USA   Tuberculosis Influenza /Pneumonia Diarrhea; Enteritis Cardiovascular Disease Cirrhosis Accidents Cancer Bronchitis Diphtheria
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Leading Preventable Causes of Death Tobacco 435,000 Diet and activity habits 365,000 Alcohol 85,000 Microbial agents   75,000 Toxic agents   55,000 Motor vehicle crashes 43,000 Firearms 29,000 Sexual Behaviors 20,000
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Holistic Health
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Traditional Medical Model    – Holistic Health Focus:  Disease - Wellness Emphasis:  Unhealthy - Meaning and  Support Motivation:  Fear -  Happiness Primary Assumption:  People are bad - People are  Good
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Traditional Medical Model   – Holistic Health Professional Roles: Expert - Ally Change Process: Controlling Behavior - Creating  Consciousness
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Banking  Approach  to Education Teachers seen as possessing all essential information. v.s. Adult Learning Theory Adults Learn: 20% of what they see, 40% of what they see and hear and, 80% of what they discover for themselves
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Biomedical Focus  Holistic Focus Blood Pressure Cholesterol Smoking Drinking Cardiovascular Fitness Abdominal Strength Flexibility Weight Fiber, sugar, sodium intake, etc. . Purpose in life Social support Meaning in work Ability to express emotions –  healthy Optimism  Restful sleep Time alone Play, laughter Spiritual Connections
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What Kind Of Shopper Are you? Do you "take off for the stores” when you've experienced a setback or a  disappointment, or when you fed angry or scared? Are your spending habits emotionally disturbing to you and have they  created chaos in your life? Do your shopping habits create conflicts between you and someone 
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 160 taught by Professor Gerber during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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2# Achieving Personal Health (1) - ACHIEVINGPERSONALHEALTH

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