ANTC68H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Measles, Leprosy
Lecture 3 epidemiological transitions, syndemics, disease transfer at contact. Health belief model: says that educating patients will lead to a change in behaviour by replacing false" beliefs with accurate" knowledge: doesn"t always work in practice, why, ex: bed nets, water, drug packaging. All we need to do is educate people and then we"ll do things that lead to health health belief model. If you live in an area where malaria is a endemic, we know bed nets are important. They may understand the relationship with mosquitos, but they may not use them because the nets are uncomfortable or smell bad etc. People have their own internal reasons, may give father the net and not the children even though they need it most. No matter how much you educate someone about drinking clean water, wont help if they don"t even have clean water. This model says it does but anthropology says there are problems with that.