This essay explores the relationship of socioeconomic impacts on health in Islington Borough and accumulate data about disparities in the provision of health and social care services. I will also examine government methods in the promotion of health and factors and how barriers affect these health promotion campaigns.
‘Health promotion means to have a positive attitude in the setting to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.’ One way children’s well-being can be supported by health promotion in the setting is by snack time. During snack time and lunch in my setting they have health foods which they encourage all children to eat. The setting provides balanced and healthy meals for the children. By giving children healthy meals and snacks it sets a good example and teaches children what they should be eating. Research from the national diet survey shows that ‘92% of children consume more saturated fat than recommended, 86% consume too much sugar, 72% consume to much salt and 96% of children don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables.’ This shows that some parents
The SWOT Analysis of Diabetes Health Initiative provided data on the functionality of the program. This information encompasses all the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the success and maintenance of the Diabetes Health Initiative. The team of people who work with the Diabetes Health Initiative provide a health care delivery system that utilize research data to monitor diabetic treatment in real time and give feedback based on the patient age, weight, and gender. The system would also keep track of patients’ durability with keeping within the health initiative program and alert medical personnel of the increase of risk to diabetic complications.
Many people disregard the idea that actions play a large role in forming one's future. When one believes that they are strong enough to resist a mild cold or fever and decide to disregard the importance of caring for oneself, fate may take the reins and a more severe and even deadly sickness may come upon them due to their stubbornness. As young people are focused on work and gaining money, they ignore the fact that one's body also deserves the fervent care that one dedicates to work. Due to the lack of rest and bodily neglect, as one gets older illnesses such as cancer, arthritis, and severe back pain overcome the body;during their lifetime they ignored the simple signals their body sent and let destiny decide their future well being.
Social model often ensures physical and mental health and broader sphere of participating in active life. The model permits most understated discrimination of people that succeed to lead productive lives irrespective of physical damage. The disadvantage of social model is the approach that runs the threat of excessive breadth and to incorporate all life. Therefore, they do not differentiate among the state to become healthy the concerns of being healthy neither do they differentiate among “health” and “health determinants”.
The more traditional framework that would have been used would have been the scientific biomedical framework. This framework is a model that does not take into consideration the psychological and social factors which may be contributing to a person’s illness; the illness is simply seen in biological terms. This ideology is far outdated, and one can see this simply by reading the WHO’s most recent definition of health, mentioned in the opening of this paper. This model views medications as the resolution to all illnesses, however we know that in today’s society, medications can often cause further problems- for example the creation of superbugs such as MRSA in the hospital system, bugs that as a result of overexposure to antibiotics have now become immune to the medication’s effects, and can therefore be detrimental to a patient’s health. By choosing to concentrate merely on biological impacts on health, a vast array of other factors, such as the environment, the money invested in public health care systems and many more, are ignored. However, in today’s contemporary society there are new frameworks to consider that challenge the traditional framework in many ways, but also contribute to the complexity of defining health. One such framework is the socio-medical model of health. This model takes many factors in account when discussing ones health, and accepts that disease can be multi-causal. I mentioned earlier that people are taking responsibility for their own health, and although this remains true, some factors which may contribute to disease are out of our control- for example certain toxins that we may be exposed to in our environment, Chernobyl being an example of a catastrophic nuclear disaster impacting on the health of people in the surrounding area for generations. Socio-economic factors also have an enormous effect on a person’s
I believe in the philosophy of trying to live leaving the world in a better place and looking for daily opportunities to do so. I value efforts with a ripple effect, in which one action can create many positive responses. These ideas parallel with my philosophy of health education and promotion to help individuals achieve optimal health, specifically related with behavior change and decision- making philosophies.
Health inequalities are a result of unequal exposure to risk factors associated with socio-economic inequalities, such as social, economic and environmental conditions (Thomson, Bambra, McNamara, Huijts, & Todd, 2016).
Healthy People 2020 aims to educate and support the nation in wellness and prevention just as well as nurses do. Nurse as well as Healthy People aim to improve each individual’s health in more ways than one. When it comes to nursing I feel that it’s our duty as nurses to do our best to educate these patients and help support them on their journey while they are in your care in hopes that what you taught them sticks with them once they are
For example, a person might want to smoke weed but the reduction and restriction and supply of such drug might reduce or eliminate the demand. It could be because people will find it hard to get the drugs. Sometimes people who get addicted and do not have money to buy them drugs might involve in criminal activities to fund themselves. So if a campaigning against smoking drugs helps people reduce or quit smoking then directly or indirectly it will also reduce the crime levels. This ultimately benefits the
Health promotion is where a practitioner should be encouraging a healthy life style for the child, promoting and providing that the children are safe, well-looked after, playing and learning well and frequently. Health promotion is allowing people to increase control and to improve there over all health. It is about more than individual behavior it’s about a wide range of environmental and social interventions. We the practitioner promote health promotion to ensure that children are safe and can play in environments which have been built and supported for social and emotional confidence building for the children, as well as families and staff.
"1. Better Health: Strengthen Patient-centered Primary Health Care by improving connectivity, access and chronic disease management.
What are the social determinants of health and how these determinants are linked to Inequality in health outcomes between different social groups? The social determinants of health ranges from factors such as the wider socio-economic context as seen in fig 1, inequality; poverty; social exclusion; socio-economic position; income; public policies; health services; employment; education; housing; transport; the built environment; health behaviours or lifestyles; social and community support networks and stress. The social determinants of health are the circumstances in which people live and work and these circumstances are shaped by economics, policies and politics. It is the duty of the government tackle this social determinant of health
The specific minority group I have chosen is Hispanic. Hispanic or Latino Populations are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a minority group to include Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture regardless of race. This description can be found in the article written by the (CDC) Center for Disease Control and Prevention called Minority Health. The Mexican minority group makes up 64% of the Hispanic population. This is interesting to me because I live is Southern California where this population is greatly represented. While researching the Hispanic minority group I found as a whole the minority actually makes up 36% of the United States population. These minorities suffer from many
Health promotion and health education have many similarities, despite them being distinctly different. Health promotion and health education are both very important, especially when being used as tools in the hands of different authority figures and policy makers. Health promotion and health education both advocate for health in a systematic way or as a planned application, however we learned in class that anyone can promote health, but not everyone can be a health educator when it comes to health education.