Topic 1- Concepts of Health and Well-being- HSC

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  • TOPIC 1: CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
    • Health: Is a state of physical, mental and social well-being and merely the absence of disease or infirmity (W.H.O)
    • Ill-Health: is a state in which an individual feels unable to function normally because of the presence of something positive like adequate nutrition.
    • Disease: is a diagnostic label given to a set of symptoms, which are usually long term e.g. coronary heart disease.
    • Stress related illness: refers to physical symptoms which result from stress and a person feeling anxious and unable to cope due to stresses e.g. family problems, work. Symptoms may include headaches, palpitations.
    • Mental Health: is not just the absence of a mental illness, but a form of subjective well-being, in which an individual feels able to cope with life.
    • Mental Illness: refers to a psychological condition that is characterised by behaviour which is abnormal and is often linked to chemical changes in the brain e.g. depression.
  • Exercise/mobility
    • PHYSICAL NEEDS
      • Hygiene
      • Medication
      • Shelter/housing/warmth
      • Nutrition
  • INTELLECTUAL NEEDS
    • Learning new skills
    • Knowledge/ of the condition
    • Stimualtion
  • EMOTIONAL NEEDS
    • Sense of belonging
    • Feeling cared for
    • Feeling of stability
    • Positive self concept
    • Sense of control/autonomy
  • Contact with other people
    • SOCIAL NEEDS
      • Social interaction outside the family e.g. in the community
      • Personal relationships with friends and family
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