Pros And Cons Of The Public Health Model

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The public health model is more difficult to define than the other two models due to not everyone understands the concept of public health. The public health model is concerned with individuals’ who have problems but extends the concept of health care beyond just the normal medical treatment due to individuals problems may be linked to social issues as well (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The public health model looks at larger populations and not just individuals by actually collecting data and examining this data to determine the overall problem (Woodside & McClam, 2015). By collecting and examining this data the public health model is used to alleviate health problems that have consequences for society in general, like health insurance for…show more content…
The fist con of the public health model is that to focus on an individual’s health is more difficult to do, due to it also looks at the social issues that are happening that may be causing the individual to have their current issues (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The public health model emphasizes prevention more than treatment which is a great concept but if the client needs treatment than this can lead to them not understanding the steps to prevent the issue in the future which is another con of the public health model (Woodside & McClam, 2015). There are pros with the public health model and one of those pros it that the focus is on a larger population and not an individual so more people are getting the treatments that they need while preventing others from having the same issue (Woodside & McClam, 2015). A second pro of the public health model is that in today’s society health has a more positive meaning because people want to live a full life and be able to cope with circumstances in a positive manner (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The final of the three models is the human service model which I will discuss in the next section because it is also used to help clients with their daily
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