BPK 140 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Coronary Artery Disease

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There are many different ways of looking at health. A model that emphasizes prevention of ill-health and the promotion of purposeful, enjoyable living is preferable to one that focuses on treatment. Who, 1948- (cid:498)the complete state of physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (cid:499) Who, 1986- (cid:498)a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a capacities. (cid:499) positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical. Global top 10 causes of mortality: coronary artery disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory infections, lung cancer, aids, diarrhea, road traffic injuries, diabetes, tuberculosis. Health models- a model is a way to represent a concept. Historically, a (cid:498)medical model(cid:499) of health predominated. Health is viewed as the absence of disease. You go to see a physician when you have signs and symptoms of disease: signs- something you can see, symptoms- something you feel.

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