RN 120 Ch. 6
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RN 120 Ch. 6
Active Strategies of Health Promotion
Activities that depend on the patients motivation to adopt a specific health program
Illness characterized by symptoms that are relatively short duration, are usually severe, and affect the functioning of the patient in all dimensions.
Illness that persists over a long time and affects physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual functioning.
Dynamic state in which individuals adapt to their internal and external environments so there is a state of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being.
Health Behavior Change
Involves movement through a series of stages: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance Stage
Positive- activities related to maintaining, attaining, or regaining good health and preventing illness.
Negative- practices actually or potentially harmful to health
Health Belief Model
Conceptual framework that describes a persons health behavior as an expression of his or her health beliefs
Activities such a routine exercise and good nutrition that help pt's maintain or enhance their present level of health and reduce their risk of developing certain diseases
Holistic Health Model
Attempts to create conditions that promote optimal helath
Pts considered to be ultimate experts concerning their own health
Pts involved in their healing process
Abnormal process in which any aspect of a persons functioning is diminished or impaired compared to his/her previous condition.
The personal, interpersonal, and cultural reaction to disease.
Ways in which people monitor their bodies, define, and interpret their symptoms, take remedial actions and use the health care system.
Health education programs or activities directed toward protecting pt's from threats or potential threats to health and minimizing risk factors.
Passive strategies of health promotion
Activities that involve the pt as the recipient of actions by health care professionals
First contact in a given episode of illness that leads to a decision regarding a course of action to prevent worsening of the health problem
Any internal or external variable that makes a person or group more vulnerable to illness or an unhealthy event
Level of preventive medicine that focuses on early diagnoses, use of referral services, and rapid initiation of treatment to stop the progress of disease processes.
Activities directed toward rehabilitation rather than diagnosis and treatment
Dynamic state of health in which an individual progresses toward a higher level of functioning, achieving an optimum balance between internal and external environments