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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Joseph Bryant

HLTC02 Lecture 1 192012 80700 AM What is health What do you think health is y Physical mental emotional state of well being y Daily functioningy The view of health adopted within a jurisdiction or by an agency will strongly influence the organization and delivery of health care services and the manner in which health policy is defined and implementedy Emphasis on lifestyleo What are the dominant views of health and womens health o How do the media govt and in other domains define womens healthEmphasis on prevention in newspapers etc y 4 approaches o medicalo behavioralo socioenvo political economyy medical definition o normal physical state state of being whole and free from physical and mental disease or pain so that parts of the body can carry on their proper function o topdown process y concepts of health medical approach 1 traditional biomedical o health concept biomedical absence of disease o leading health problems defined in terms of disease categories and physiological risk factors genetics y medical approach 2 o principal strategies surgical interventions drugs and other therapies o target high risk womenindividuals o general approach individualized o actors physicians nurses allied health professions its all about health care y concepts of health behavioral approach 1 lifestyle public health
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