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Talar Sahsuvaroglu

GGRB28 Lecture 2 Illness vs. Disease Illness = subjective experience, disease = diagnosed by medical professional Epidemiology Study of disease in populations (humans and animals) Mortality vs. Morbidity Mortality death, morbidity - sickness Incidence vs. Prevalence Incidence new cases, prevalence how much is currently active Chronic vs. Acute Chronic over a long period of time, acute over a short period of time Some diseases can be both Impairment vs. Disability Impairment limitation to function (personal property), disability not being able to function in normal society (social property) Primary Care Seeing family physician (health prevention occurs here, i.e. you need to lose weight, you need to eat healthier), gateway to primary health care is through family physician Secondary Care More specialized level, i.e. hospital Tertiary Care Even more specialized, i.e. cancer care hospital where everyone is trained to deal with cancer patients Complementary vs. Traditional Complementary other medicine (holistic, Chinese medicine, acupuncture) Traditional western medicine (needles, pills, etc.) Location vs. Place Location x,y coordinate, fixed point or geographic area on the earths surface, place location becomes a place when you attach a meaning to it Therapeutic Landscapes (box 1.2) places that have achieved lasting reputations for providing physical, mental, and spiritual healing, people seek out therapeutic landscapes in order to be cured or for improvement in well-being Distance something that relates one place to another, fundamental concept in geography www.notesolution.com
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