Before we look at the different Social/Psychological Determinants of Health it is important firstly to define what a social determinant of health is. According to the World Health Organization (2017) “The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” These conditions are as a result of a wide range of factors that are ultimately governed by the way in which money, power and specific resources are shared at different levels including those at global, national and local levels. We have all been a part of and will experience different social determinants of health throughout our lives but it is the standard at which we experience these determinants that will ultimately lead onto them affecting our health or ultimately leaving us unaffected. The Social Determinants of Health which I am going to examine include • Education • Unemployment • Stress • Living Conditions • Cultural Norms. These Social Determinants of Health may all relate to each other in some ways but may also have no relation to each other at all.
Physical limitation related to environment, growth and development variation, cultural implications, effect of medication. Example when patient inadequate medication or absence of medication and absence support from family member will impact the assessment. Decision on treatment will delay and contribute limitation time and resource. Patient discomfort like anxiety, fear and nervous can predispose impact factor nursing health assessment. Assessment tools Lately assessment tool are used widely by all healthcare practitioners to help in their assessment role.
In today's generation, the continuous and rapid innovation in the nation's health care system, coupled with rising health costs, has led to numerous health disparities among communities (Mason, 2016). The role of the community health nurse is to promote health by aiming a goal to enhance the well-being of the community and to advocate for policies that will help enhance the health care access (Yui, 2016). However, nurses need to assess the community first before promoting health because each community faces different health and environmental problems. Thus, this paper will analyze the health status of the Sunset community by identifying its strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing the application of community-as-partner model, which is associated
Population health is a field which includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants and policies and interventions that link these two (Kindig & Stoddart, 2003). More recently, the National Academy of Medicine defined population health as an approach that treats the population as a whole (including the environmental and community contexts) as the patient (NACNEP, 2016). Allied health professionals relate to population health through the understanding of the increased demand to serve the population rather than only the individual. The three most critical areas to better serve the health of the population as allied health professionals include 1) viewing the population’s health as a whole, versus as individuals, 2) to emphasize the need to practice quality improvement and patient safety in all instances when a medical decision is made, and 3) take into consideration all sub-populations when judging the health of an entire population. To shift from individual patient care, based on active symptoms, is the current practice of most healthcare professionals.
Lifestyle Choices Relevant To Health, How Health Status Is Perceived and Provision of Health Care Services Human behaviour often plays an important role to maintain health and prevention of disease. With an eye to lower the considerable mortality and morbidity linked with health related issue, health professionals have twisted to models of behaviour for guiding the
Combining population needs assessment with personal knowledge of patients’ needs may help to meet the goal. The costs of health care are rising, Medical advances and demographic changes will continue the upward pressure on costs. Health authorities had greater opportunities to try to tailor local services to their own populations, and the 1990 National Health Service Act required health authorities to assess health needs of their populations and to use these assessments to set priorities to improve the health of their local population (John
________________________________________ Introduction to Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness Answer the following questions. 1. Define the term: Medical Sociology The study of health care as it is institutionalized in a society, and of health, or illness, and it’s relationship to social factors. (Page 1 in the textbook) 2. What event(s) led to the birth of social medicine (efforts to improve public health)?
Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles. The importance of epidemiology is that Epidemiologists identify and measure the health events within the population. This scientific field develops a variety of models of how an event may occur, in order to recognize and understand those events on a higher level. Epidemiology is really a community health, problem solving process, which is similar to other processes used in healthcare.
There is no clear definition of social insurance financing but it can be referred as a system in which some group of people, usually workers, is directed to make contributions to a health care financing (or retirement) program. Social health insurance can be an effective way to raise additional resources for health and to reach universal coverage. In particular, by making the financing of health care more transparent and stable, social health insurance may encourage the population to contribute more to the health coverage system. But these objectives can be reached at different speeds, depending on the political and socioeconomic characteristics of each country. For many low-income countries, particularly those with stagnant economies
Public health management make strong decision as regard to how to strategically plan, allocate and budget for the available resources and in doing so it require technical skill and knowledge of management. The whole essence of public health management is to establish the identity of diseases and control of such disease that are threats to public health. Application of knowledge of management in public health leads to quality public health management as it focused on identify problems, customer satisfaction, and application of analytical tool to collect information with the health sector. Public health management promote standard and establish strategic direction for public health. 10.1 Personal Context: Personally, in managing my health and the health of my household, I emphasis on lifestyle modification and I ensure there is a particular amount allocated for the management of health of my family every month.