GGRB28H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Fibromyalgia, Scientific Method

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Lecture 2- September 20, 2012
Sample Test Question
1. Compare and contrast the four models of health discussed this term. Make sure you
clearly define each model and its underlying assumptions.
Legionnaires is like a very sever pneumonia
DEFINITIONS OF HEALTH 4 Models of Health BHWS
Bio-Medical Model
Absence of disease
Body is a machine that needs to be fixed when broken
Promotes treatment not prevention
Measured by its absence e.g. Disease/death rates
HOLISTIC MODEL (whole body approach)
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the
absence of disease or informity (WHO, 1948)
How does gender, income, workplace , and social networks affect health ?
So emcompassing- no one can have perfect health ; idealistc approach to health
> striving for perfect health
WELLNESS MODEL
Health is something you call upon it's a resrouce
Health is a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living
Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and person resources, as well as
physical capabilities
The extent to which an individual or group can, on one hand, reazlied aspirations adn
satisfy needs, and on the other hand change or cope with the environment
I have good health, and i can draw upon it, rather than I need to strive for good health
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Age, sex, and constitutional factors -> you can't change
Social community networks
Those who have higher education tend to have better health
SdofH- Canadian Perspective
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