KINE 2P41 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Health Promotion, Health Canada, Antibiotics

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Lecture 2: Jan 12 th
2016, Health: is it necessary?
-Dening health
-Dening health promotion
-Health promotion: individuals clashing with society
-Lifestyle Diseases
Health Canada-Why?
-According to our missions and vision, Health Canada’s goal is for
Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the
world.
Do you accept HC’s vision as a member of this country?
-What do you do to realize this vision of a healthy society?
-Pneumonia: society decided to treat this illness with everything
possible and no longer accepted health care systems to just say “he
had pneumonia so he died”
-Why do we no longer accept this?... what changed
Do you accept HC’s vision?
-From 1900-2000’s huge decline in illness from germs/infections and
also incline in illnesses caused by lifestyle factors (heart disease,
cancer)
-Used to be able to die from paper cut
-Antibiotics and treatments were developed to prevent this
-These medications are free in Canada
-What do you do to realize this vision of a healthy society?
Do you think society should help us stay healthy?
-Should society provide us with ways to combat infections?
-Should we help people with obesity, alcohol, unsafe sex, cigarette
smokers, addicts, etc
-Should society provide us with ways to combat lifestyle diseases?
-In 2020, 70% of death in the world will be caused by stroke, heart
disease, diabetes and cancer
-Healthcare providers could avoid most of these deaths with proper
nutrition, exercise, and preventative treatments
Accident vs. Choice?
-No one ‘chooses’ to get an infection
-Does anyone ‘choose to become addicted to food, cigarettes or
alcohol?
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