For example, does my patient have the financial means to follow through with my advice? Is the type of food or treatment I’m suggesting culturally acceptable to this client? The Bachelor of Arts selective courses appeal more to me with the vast selection of Health Promotion, Professional Leadership, and especially Social Justice. I truly believe that a BA in Public Health from the University of Washington is vital to my future. The degree will help prepare me for a position of leadership to help our nation’s service members become more productive, and healthier, which will allow them in turn to lead happier and more productive lives with their families.
“Cultural competence involves understanding values, beliefs, traditions and customs of diverse groups. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand health information to make health care decisions” (Ingram, 2012, para 1). Besides, “Cultural awareness refers to understanding how a person’s culture may inform their attitudes and actions associated with any behavior” (Class Lecture, 2016). On the other hand, health literacy is the ability for individuals to understand, communicate, acquire necessary information related to health issues, and make the correct decisions. For anyone to be able to communicate their needs related to health problems, he or she would also need to have health literacy skills
• Bad choice of role models can also have negative effects to their health. • This group is not easily moved by peers and is able to make informed or wise decisions that can affect their health. • Considering their relationships are based on maturity, they are likely to get good advice regarding health choices. Health interventions • Through government interventions, the adolescents have access to various health promotions available at government health facilities.
The NHI plans to re-engineer the health system to improve the accessibility and quality of health care services for all citizens in addition to providing financial risk protection against health related cost which can be ruinous to the individual. (Baleta, 2012: 1185 & Matsoso, & Fryatt, 2013: 156). This will ensure that health care services are accessible to all based on their need and not on their capability to pay. (Keeton, 2010: 804). Furthermore there is focused on health promotion and prevention at a household and community level.
Health promotion can be defined as empowering individuals to take control over their health, and to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle (World Health Organization, 2011). To facilitate this process, the nurse plays an active role in health education to provide information and guidance to promote a healthier lifestyle. Traditionally, the focus of the nurse was to teach patients how to manage illness (Ganzit and Stefanini 2012). This role has now expanded to focus on health promotion and how to remain healthy. With an evidence based understanding of the effectiveness of health promotion to give people the awareness and provide knowledge to what is essential for a healthy lifestyle (Maville and Huerta 2008).
PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH EDUCATION This concept was taken from module 11”information, education, and communication”, sub topic 2”principles and methods of community health education”. Health education can be defined as a process that informs, motivates and helps people to adopt and maintain healthy practices and lifestyles, advocates environmental changes as needed to facilitate this goal and conducts professional trainings and research to the same end. The Joint Committee on Health Education and Promotion Terminology of 2001 defined Health Education as "any combination of planned learning experiences based on sound theories that provide individuals, groups, and communities the opportunity to acquire information and the skills needed to make quality
The determinants of health (individual factors, socioemotional, sociocultural, environmental) these categories have different factors within them, affect the health of young Australians. These determinants help provide a relationship (e.g. education & income) between health trends and health status. The individual factors directly come from the individual they are, knowledge, skills & attitudes and genetics. Young Australian’s health-related skills, attitudes towards health and health knowledge can influence their health behaviours and their current and future health status.
Only through a deeper understanding of the intricate factors shaping behavioural practices can health promotion programmes and or interventions successfully be introduced into the realities of the people’s lives to bring about changes in health behaviour. Behaviour change theories and models such as the Health Belief Model (HBM), Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), and the Transtheoretical Model have been widely applied in public health in an attempt to explain or predict health seeking behaviours. Their use enables identification and understanding of people’s health-seeking behaviour beyond their knowledge, attitudes and practices. HBM is a health specific behavioural cognitive model The model is based on the idea that people are more likely to change their behaviour and adhere to treatments if: (i) they perceive that they are at risk of contracting the disease (perceived susceptibility), (ii) they perceive the disease might have an unfavourable outcome (perceived severity), (iii) they perceive the proposed health behaviour to be both effective and practical (perceived benefits), (iv)they perceive the barriers to adopting the behaviour to be minimal (perceived barriers),(v) they perceive themselves to have the ability of applying and practicing the specific behaviour proposed
The national initiative stimulates disease prevention and health promotion by creating goals and objectives once they obtain these goals they coordinate them with the preventative health service as well as educational activities in order to help support the public to improve their overall health. • How does it influence health? Healthy People 2020 aims to improve major health issues in many individuals.
This strategy within this campaign is very clear and to the point well enough for children of a young age with a smaller attention span. There is one weakness to the type of message strategy for this health campaign. Depending on where the course is taught within different school systems in the United States, there are different versions that emphasize vary resistance exercises and geographical cultural influences. This is a potential problem because the message that is trying to come across through the message strategy is altered away from what the message actual means to how it can be construed to fit a specific culture or geographical interest such as
The advantage of legislation such as HITECH Act, FDASIA, HIPPA, and ACA are a step to transform health care. This is done by enhancing privacy and security of patient data, provide better health care in expanding all aspects of patient care, including safety, effectiveness, communication, and education. Another advantage of the legislation is to improve efficiencies and lower health care costs by promoting devices for preventive medicine and improving coordination of medical services. The disadvantage of legislations in place for EHR is the increase in vulnerability for HIPPA and HITECH Act violations.
There exist a working relationship among organisations that offer health and social care services. They are able to work together to offer solution to the complex health issues that affect the individuals that use their services. They are able to exchange information that relate to health and social care and this improves the skills and knowledge of users of their services. Duties and responsibilities should be given to reduce issues for example conflicts of interest. They are also able to pull together resources and this makes it easy to solve the complex health issues.
Report cards were introduced in health care to equip the consumers with information on health care provider performance and to improve quality through promoting competition among providers. Using information provided through report cards, consumers could make a better-educated choice in selecting health care provider, leading to improved overall quality of care. In order to understand the impact of report cards in healthcare we will discuss about the information given in the article “ Information Resources Column: Health Care Report Cards: Pass or Fail? ”, published in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. The reason behind selecting this article is to understand if report cards are able to enhance the quality of care or not, along with