Concept of the Patients health and Welfare Secondly every individual can

Concept of the patients health and welfare secondly

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Concept of the Patients’ health and Welfare Secondly, every individual can develop self-awareness and acknowledging their personal competencies and abilities. Health is defined as the general condition of the body or mind and welfare is good fortune, health, happiness, and/or prosperity. The health concept refers to the wellbeing and availability to health care. Health and wellbeing covers an individual’s entire lifetime, genetic make-up, and how the somatically, psychologically, intellectually, socially well- being is incorporated in their health care to maximize health benefits. These factors influence
HPM 7 the patient’s state of well-being. Theorists who identify with the holistic view individuals as physiologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually (Cannam et al., 1997). The nursing view of health has shifted from concerns of functional ability to focus on improving the quality of life. Many factors affect an individual’s health, for example the inability to pay for healthcare and the lack of insurance coverage plays a tremendous role in the accessibility of care. Concept of the Environment Thirdly, everyone values personal growth and development and will work to achieve desired goals when change is needed, such transforming their environment (Peterson & Bredow, 2008). Encourages individuals to persistently conscious of their behaviors. The environment focuses on the patients’ environment and its affects. Environment is the social, cultural, physical forces that shape the life of a person or a population. A variety of factors can affect the environment and the interaction between the individual and the environment affects health. Environmental factors include interpersonal relationships and interactions, as well culture, technology, social-economic status, and place of residence (Cannam et al, 1997). For example, the environment for the patients consist of the dialysis clinic, hospitals, vascular surgeon clinic, and patients’ homes. With the concept of environment one would believe that if an individual manipulates their environment then it improves his/her health. The environment is viewed as socio-cultural and physical entity that has been modified by humans (Peterson & Bredow, 2008). Concept of nursing duties/ responsibilities Fourthly, nurses pose the expertise and knowledge to provide individual with the essential education and skills to develop and incorporate health promotion habits. We also recognize that nursing is a practice that accommodates patient health-related needs. Therefore, nurse should view health as a state and self-awareness. Nursing is understood to be the act of
HPM 8 dealing with human illness and wellbeing. It is ideal that nurses incorporate the integrated model that is inclusive of the individual patient, the concept of health and wellbeing, the environment, and the nurse. In addition to patient education, nurses themselves are required by state regulation to provide continuing education. Nursing duties and responsibilities are directed towards the attainment of desired patient outcomes and are directed by physician’s orders.

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