Any material that is distributed must be easy to read and easy to understand. If a healthcare provider were to hand out a brochure regarding heart health that is difficult to understand for the reader or patient, they are likely to discard it without taking in the message that is trying to be relayed. Sadly, studies have shown that minorities from low income and poorly educated families are often the most likely to suffer from some sort of heart disease or cardiovascular condition. This same population is the one that is often plagued with low health literacy. Therefore, it so important to ensure that the material they are receiving is material
2. Explain how the dimensions interact to contribute to our overall health and quality of life. The health and wellness continuum shows how intertwined our dimensions of health are. If one part of a strand is affected then it can lead to other strands being affected.
Healthcare is a key component in national development which all governments have to set as a high priority. As the saying goes, a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. Without quality healthcare the working force will be unproductive hence a dwindling economy. Ensuring quality healthcare is a never ending process. Policy makers, bureaucrats and health personnel have to understand their environment, adopt to change, implement plans and many more.
(Matsoso, & Fryatt, 2013: 156). The NHI has seven principles, namely the right to access, social solidarity, effectiveness, appropriateness, equality, affordability and efficiency. Thus the purpose of the NHI is for all to access health care and feel connected to their social environment through the effective, efficient, equal and affordable health care that they receive. (Dhai, 2011: 137).
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
“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
Patient satisfaction has been defined as the degree of congruency between a patient expectation of ideal care and her receives. Patient satisfaction represents a key marker for the quality of health care delivery and this internationally accepted factor needs to be studied repeatedly for smooth functioning of the health care systems. A better appreciation of the factor pertaining to client satisfaction would result in implementation of custom made programs according to the requirements of the patient, as perceived by patient and service providers. Patient is the best judge since she accurately assesses and her input help in the overall improvement of quality health care provision through the rectification of the system weaknesses by the concerned authorities. Satisfaction in service provision is increasingly being used as a measure of health system performance.
Despite the importance and level of support that all health service interventions receive, the NHSP only focused on the 12 main national health priorities that included 7 public health interventions and 5 systemic interventions. The latter interventions represented support services which facilitate the efficient and effective management of the health sector, which without would pose implementation challenges of the public health priorities. Moreover, these priorities were selected based on the health related MDGs and other national health priorities. The objectives under these health priority areas are; Public Health Related Priorities; 1.
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.
It 's a well documented fact that hospitals already have a very difficult time dealing with the uninsured burdening their hospitals for issues that could be treated by a primary care physician. There is an idea that a hospital is a place you can go to get quick treatment for literally any thing nice and quick.(Nelson) And since you don 't have to pay immediately or have to have patient records like a primary physician that can refuse a patient if they do not pay, hospitals seem more palatable for
Module 4 Assignment Health literacy in the elementary school setting impacts all levels of communication with families, students, and school administrators. My strategies to impart health knowledge have varied widely and achieved differing levels of success. In this paper, I will attempt to discuss the populations I serve and how communication needs vary among them. Health Literacy in School My daily patient population can include preschool through grade three students, their parents, teachers, and administrators.