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[HLSC 1010] - Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes fot the exam (50 pages long!)


Department
Health Sciences
Course Code
HLSC 1010
Professor
Witcher Chad
Study Guide
Final

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UofL
HLSC 1010
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Chapter 1 an invitation to health and wellness
Objectives:
Alternative perspective: Recognize and understand elements of a First
Nations Health and Wellness perspective
Define health
Describe health fields of inquiry (2)
Understand the Quality of Life Model and describe each domain
Be aware of various health agencies, branches and organizations in Canada
Recognize and understand the six dimensions of wellness
First Nations Health and Wellness
Holism:
Interconnectedness between physical and spiritual world, the individual and
their environment, and the mind, body, and spirit
Bimaadiziwin: the way of good life
Reciprocal relationship between ourselves and Mother Earth
First Nations Medicine Wheel
Aspects of self: physical, mental, emotional (expression of feelings and
mood), spiritual (might be related to formal religions, feeling connected,
greater force beyond just the individual
Fundamental values: kindness, honesty, sharing, strength
World is made up of individuals, families, clans, and nations
Respect nature
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Morbidity VS Mortality
Morbidity: refers to disease
Mortality: refers to death
What is Health?
Health: not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of
complete, physical, mental and social well-being
…Extent to which an individual or group is able on one hand to realize
aspirations and safety needs, and, on the other hand, to change and cope with
the environment.
Realize aspirations and safety needs; change and come with the environment
Epidemiology
The study of how often diseases occur in different groups of people and why
Used to:
Evaluate health strategies
Prevent some illnesses
Guide doctors and health-care providers
Health Promotion
Enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health
Must be able to identify and realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to
change or cope with the environment
Not just the responsibility of the health sector
Achieving Health for All
3 mechanisms to health promotion:
Self-Care: Decisions and actions individuals take in the
interest of their own health
Mutual Aid: Actions people take to help each other cope
Healthy Environments: Creation of conditions and
surroundings conducive to health
Health Belief Model
Developed to help explain and predict health behaviour
Considers social, ecological, and environmental factors that can influence our
behaviour
Quality of Life Model
Quality of life
Measures the degree to which a person enjoys the important
possibilities of his/her life
3 life domains:
Being (physical, psychological, spiritual)
Belonging (physical, social, community)
Becoming (practical, leisure, growth)
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