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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB28H3
Professor
Michelle Majeed
Semester
Winter

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LECTURE 02 – THEORIES AND APPRAOCHES Definitions of Health  Bio-Medical/Western o Absence of disease o Measured by its absence  Holistic Model o Takes person as a whole o Health is a state of complete mental and social well being o The person as a whole  Wellness Model o Health is a resources for everyday life o Emphasizes social/personal resources and physical capabilities o Health is a resource you draw on to get through things (like a tool kid)  Social Determinants of Health o Social factors that help you in health o Always changing, each society different s.d.o.h Illness/disease  Illness: subjective experience of person – how someone feels  Disease: diagnosis of recognized symptoms Measuring Health  Mortality  Morbidity: sickness/illness  Prevalence/Incidence o I: # of new cases w/in given time interval (what we will have) o P: # of people with the disease at one point in time (what we have right now)  Chronic: long-lasting, life long  Acute: starts suddenly, last only a few days  Infectious: cause by organisms that can move between people  Impairment/Disability o I: having a defective or missing body part o D: socially or culturally constructed of exclusion Quantitative vs. Qualitative  Qual : explaining or seeking experiences  Quant: take/make findings and apply it to population Geographical Concepts  Location: fixed point/geographic area, no meaning  Space: absolute space, independent of whatever occupies it
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