Health Promotion

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Postivie Defintion of Health
Being fit, feeling good and having a good BMI
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Negative Definition of Health
NOT being unwell, diseased or ill.
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Hollistic Definition of Health
WHO defines it as a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absense of illness and infirmaty.
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Personal Definition of Health
how an individual defines themsleves as being healthy, this can be determined by factors such as age
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3 main aims of Health Promotion
Raising Awareness. Improve Fitness Generally. Prevent ill health
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Expand on Raising Awareness
Raising awareness on the factors that affect health and wellbeing.
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Expand on Improve fitness generally
Improve fitness generally by increasing the amount of physical activity.
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Expand on Prevent ill health
Prevent ill health by vaccatinations and screening.
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3 approachs of Health Promotion.
Biomedical. Educational/Behavioural. Societal.
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What is Biomedical?
Carried out by medical professionals, by preventing ill health by giving out vaccanitions and screenings.
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What is Educational/Behavioural?
Provides information so that they can adopta healthier lifestyle.
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What is societal?
Carried out by the whole of society rather than an individual, oftens contains leglisations and laws.
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Advantages of Biomedical
Provides choice- its empowering to people. Trust- it's done by a medical professional. Based on research. generally free on the NHS. Herd immunity. Prevents ill health
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Disadvantages of Biomedical
Errors can occur. Media influences. Fears. Embarrasement. Costly to the governement.
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Advantages of Educational/behavioural
Choice. Meets the aims of HP. Reduce cost to the NHS. More info- more like to change. target audiences
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Disadvantages of Educational/Behavioural
Wrong target audience. people might not listen/ ignore. Income- poverty. Peer presssure. information could be boring. Being blamed
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NOT being unwell, diseased or ill.

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Negative Definition of Health

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WHO defines it as a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absense of illness and infirmaty.

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Card 4

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how an individual defines themsleves as being healthy, this can be determined by factors such as age

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Card 5

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Raising Awareness. Improve Fitness Generally. Prevent ill health

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