Week 3 Lecture Notes
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Health Research Week 3: Models of Health and Illness
What is health?
•Health care access
•Quality of life
•Good mental health
•Good nutrition and physical strength
•WHO “is a complete state of physical, mental and social well being and not merely
the absence of disease or infirmity”
What is Illness?
•Imbalanced body temperate
•Improper daily functioning
•Illnesses linked to socio-economic factors and factors outside their control
•Baxter (1983) – most common mentioned causes: (Infection; Heredity; Agents;
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