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What is the 1947 WHO definition of health?
A state of complete physical, mental and social well being and merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
What are the Dimensions of health?
Explain the interactions between the dimensions
If the status of one dimension is compromised, the other dimensions will be affected
What is the concept of good health?
- Child –
- being healthy might mean eating a lot of veggies and a lot of physical activity
- Young person –
- might mean training 3 times a week, have plenty of friends and never getting a
- Older person –
- might be having the physical ability and motivation to complete everyday tasks
- and entertain weekly
Explain the health continuum.
The health continuum ‘measures’ our health status at any moment in time
Example of health continuum changing.
Walking on beach with partner = happy and relaxed
- He/she tell you its over = emotional health s affected and instantly your health status moves
- along the line
How does health change over time?
Our state of health has the potential to change regularly, even from minute to minute.
Example of health changing.
School sport event = happy, friends, no illness
Trip while running, cant participate for weeks, you’ll miss finals
How individual’s circumstances affect their health. Circumstances include:
Our health potential is determined by our:
- · Ability to make informed health
- · Opportunities to access health
Perceptions of the health of others, what do the inequalities include?
Social and economic status
Implications of different perceptions of health
Different perceptions of health will have major implications for public health. Public health is the planned response to protect and promote health, and to prevent illness, injury and disability.
Public health interventions focus on: