The theory can be put into practice by a) encouraging healthy behavior and through proper maintenance. For example, studying the behavior pattern in sickness can permit unhealthy practice of an individual to be taken into consideration. Similarly, analyzing beliefs of an individual can be helpful as it will help to change the behavior pattern. b) It has been seen that health psychologist try to study treatment and preventive strategies of “illness”. By adapting different coping strategies one can easily prevent the onset of different illness.
People do not only seek for health by engaging in healthy behaviors, they also anticipate on avoiding illness by not engaging in the unhealthy behaviors. As a consequence, persuasive health communication does not only focus on promoting healthy, but also discourages unhealthy behaviors. Both objectives can be achieved by framing: a communication
Public health focuses on in intervention in the area of improving health and quality of life through prevention and treatment of disease and other physical or mental health conditions. This is carried out through surveillance of cases and health indicators and promotion of healthy behaviors
It is extremely important that health care professionals practice virtue. Going beyond ones duties could greatly benefit the patient also making the health care provider the patient advocate. It’s important for physicians and other medical personnel to understand their duties in their profession. When they go to extreme measures to ensure the health of a patient is when this obligation is proven. As a patient you may be in a vulnerable state or may lack a clear judgment of your health.
Other relevant matters include social interaction and overall mental health. Mental health is a crucial one as it has to do with your self-perception, your will, your patience, your knowledge and your skills. This detailed description is familiar to one of ‘health’, because they are tightly knit together. The difference is how health includes more measurable values. Someone’s health is either good or bad, whilst lifestyle is the way of living that goes on to affect your health.
The model explains the factors that motivate individuals to engage in behaviour for a healthy living. The health belief model proposes that a person 's health-related behaviour depends on the person 's perception of four critical areas: 1. the severity of a potential illness, 2. the person 's susceptibility to that illness, 3. the benefits of taking a preventive action, and 4. the barriers to taking that action. • The model postulates that health-seeking behaviour is influenced by a person’s perception of a threat posed by a health problem and the value associated with actions aimed at reducing the threat. • HBM addresses the relationship between a person’s beliefs and behaviors. It provides a way to understanding and predicting how clients will behave in relation to their health and how they will comply with health care therapies.
Community health assessment (CHA) is a systematic examination of the health status indicators of a specific population that is used to determine key issues and assets in a community. The main objective of community health assessment is to establish plans to address the community’s health needs and issues. Variation of tools and processes, community engagement and shared participation are utilized to conduct a community health assessment. According to NACCHO (n.d.b), a CHA can be used to answer the following questions for a community: “What are the health problems in a community? Why do health issues exist in a community?
In both the private and public health care system there are facilities such as: hospitals, health centers, pharmacies, birthing centres, psychiatric care centres, outreach centres and clinics located throughout the regions. These facilities are implemented to work towards improving people’s health; treating, monitoring and keeping safe persons who are sick or injured. The facilities are also there to educate doctors, patients, health care professionals and members of the general public and by doing this improving the perception of health and disease. The public health care facilities are limited compared to the private managed health care facilities which offer an exceptional standard of health care services in Trinidad and Tobago. A major facility in health care is a hospital, which caters to patient’s treatment with remarkably educated and greatly trained specialized staff and apparatus.
According to the survey of American Public Health Association (1941), people define health simply as “the absence of disease, that living without disease is to be healthy.” Such a definition relegates health to the medical professions charged with protecting good health and overcoming or managing poor health. This broader context of health was repeated in the 1946 World Health Organization Constitution, which defines health as “a state of complete physical, social, and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Unfortunately, a small definition fails to recognize the multifactor that influence health. Although these definitions of health have been criticized as utopians, they are important in their recognition that numerous factors influence the ability to be healthy, known as health determinants, these include biological, social and economic, environmental, lifestyle, services,
Optimism hope and positive expectations are elements that can protect health in challenging situations for peoples equilibrium by means of dirsct paths. There is tendency that optimism can affect health through the behaviour manifested in life problems also generally in health problems. This behaviour however can prevent chronic stress and complication of physical and psychological problems if used appropriately. It is very relevant as it encourages active strategies to cope with health problems which are related to problems solving behaviours self-care and recovery