What is Health Education and Why is it Important? “Health Education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes” (World Health Organization [WHO], 2014). Health education is important because it increases the standard of living and its main focus is to saves lives. Health Education can influence someone’s behavior and choices. Many people in the United States make choices that are hazardous to their health because they are not enrolled in an health education class.
This essay will also outline the procedure and action to be taken by practitioners when a child is diagnosed with a notifiable disease and has recently attended a service. Immunising children is generally the safest and most effective way of protecting children and adults alike from diseases. According to Bussmann (2013) Immunity is protection against a disease and is indicated by the presence of antibodies in the blood. The Health Service Executive (2015) describes a vaccination as giving a child small amount of the disease germs (pathogens) in a weakened form so their body can respond by developing antibodies to fight the disease without getting sick. These antibodies stay in the child’s body to protect them in case of future exposure to the disease.
Health Protection is a term used to encompass a set of activities within the Public Health function. “It involves”: Ensuring the safety and quality of food, water, air and the general environment. Preventing the transmission of communicable diseases”. Critical evaluation- Personal life: The knowledge of health promotion will help me to adopt the good habit that will promote my health in order to maintain wellness and be productive in life. By healthful exercise, good personal hygiene, adequate rest and sleep, eating a well-balanced diet avoiding those harmful practices like smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse e.g.
Cholera Nurses must emphasize hygiene and sanitation to the family since it may bring concern in the public eye. The nursing care plan is just the same as acute gastroenteritis. Oral rehydration solution is part of the therapeutic management and should be instructed correctly. 11. Cholestatic Jaundice, Biliary Atresia Regular blood extraction should be planned to prevent children to be uncooperative in the plan of care.
Awareness should be created among people, the significance and importance of living healthy must be bestowed to people and better healthcare facilities must be made available by the stakeholders. It is the duty of individuals to take care of their health conditions and correct their unhealthy eating and social habits at the same time so that everyone is healthy and the overall living conditions improve. Also, the standard of life would improve greatly, that is people would be happy with their life standards and the overall life expectancy would
Heath Education The health education progragmme should be focus on the population at risk. The prime objectives of health education is to provide information, make awareness and mobilize peoples to practice good health related aspects to keep them safe and sound. In resource poor community, where lacks proper sanitation and hygiene, health education can bring life style changes (Smits, 2009; Knopp et al., 2010; Bieri et al., 2013; Gyorkos et al., 2013; Al-Delaimy et al., 2014). The health education intervention should be cost effective and option should be best for the community, so that they must adopt and, this will help to retain the achievements obtained through preventive chemotherapy (Knopp et al., 2010; Bieri et al., 2013).The people should first made aware about the benefit they will get from safe
Their responsibilities include other things like making sure all activities are done safely using the appropriate equipment’s or materials. The effectiveness of safety and health practices in promoting positive, healthy and safe environment is important. Activities like hand washing after work in health care workplaces is important to reduce the risk of infections. Organizations should also disinfect workplaces regularly to minimize the risk of infections hence protecting their staff and service users. Health centers should also have digitalized record keeping technology that will enhance fast acquisition of information when need arises.
Question1 Public health aims to protect, promote and restore people's health through programmes, services and institutions that emphasize the prevention of disease and the health needs of the entire population. Public Health activities change with advances in technology as well as with changes in social values but its main aims remain the same: to reduce disease, premature death and disability in populations. An example on a public health intervention in South Africa is free primary health care which includes the provision of chronic medications for diseases such as HIV and diabetes. Government also offers vaccinations in the young to prevent debilitating diseases from developing. A cohort study is an analytical study of the natural progression
In my opinion, it is best to educate children, when they are in kindergartens to have fundamental knowledge on the importance of hygiene. With this fundamental knowledge, I believe that children will make it a habit to follow the necessary procedures to maintaining good hygiene. Similarly, for adults, we can get health advocates from international health organizations or people with authority such as the Ministry of Public Health to educate rural villages on the importance of hygiene as well as methods of being hygienic and impacts of lack of public health and sanitation. Besides, with parents’ knowledge on this issue, parents will then be able to take appropriate measures to improve their hygiene levels in the areas that they live in as well as cultivate a habit of hygiene in their children. In addition, when figures of authorities come forward to educate households of importance and purposes of these newly-built toilets, households will get a better idea on the usage of these toilets and will use them for daily
according to Pakistan medical and dental council(PMDC). The goal is to become a leader in designing, implementing and monitoring of health care programs in response to health needs of my country. The field of public health is one of the most dynamic in the entire health care industry. A big part of public health lies in preventative care. That means that i will be able to work on projects that will actually prevent the illnesses that impact so many people’s health.