Planning activities based on a medical model may mean individuals are guided into activities which are ‘good for’ their condition and probably involving other people with similar disabilities. However activities and therapies are far more successful if they are based on an individual’s actual interests and more likely to be spent with a wider range of people, nurturing more varied experiences and
The W.H.O’s definition of health and well-being would suggest that someone who holds a negative definition of health would not be healthy if all their requirements are not being addressed. A ‘positive’ concept of health refers to the aspect of physical, emotional, intellectual and social well-being of a person in terms of being free from ay ailments or diseases. So in addition to this a person with a disability who leads a full like and is content may be regarded as ‘healthy’. The positive definition of health is generally vague in medical terms; it seems to imply that to be healthy has a lot to do with general quality of life. Alternative health and complementary therapy practitioners tend to use the positive definition of health as a part of their practice much more than traditional medical practitioners.
Your fitness is important because it has a major affect on your way of life. If you hardly exercise and hardly participate in daily activity its likely you’ll end up being a lazy person that lacks motivation and eventually ends up being unfit & occasionally getting sick because there immune system is weak because of there lack of fitness. Being fit helps promote a stronger immune system that works in the proper way. This way, the chances of a person getting ill is also get lessened. Also the ability of the body healing itself without medicine is improved.
Biomedical and social model of health Health is “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity” (WHO, 1946). Health can be defined as an “absence of disease” in the modern western world and is found in medical documentation, government reports and legislation. (Waugh et.al 2008). There are two competing models of health and they are often referred to as the biomedical and social models. The differences between the biomedical and social model of health is that biomedical focuses on the cure for treating and diagnosing treatment for ill patients while the social model focuses on the origins of the illness rather than the cure.
It also tends to rely upon a diagnosis being made, most probably by a member of the medical profession. If we are unaware that we have a disease or if this disease has not been diagnosed, does it mean that we are healthy? (Aggleton 1990) The concept of the power of medicine stems from the biomedical model of health, which originated from the work of Rene Descartes. He suggested that the
This model identifies health as the ‘absence of disease’ with specific focus on diagnosing and curing individuals with illnesses such as cancer. The different views which are associated with health results in many policies and practices of the National Health Service (NHS) being put in place. The biomedical model suggests that during times of illness, intervention from health care professionals is necessary. Not only this, but the biomedical model also suggests health is the reason for the absence of many life threatening diseases. It is argued by many sociologists the main purpose of health care is to cure disease through the use of scientifically tested methods purposely created to address diagnosed illnesses.
Being in a position of socioeconomic advantage provides us with access to physical and social resources e.g. education, money, health services that can make our lives better. The health knowledge and skills that people possess is one area that can be modified to enable individuals to exert greater control over their health. Individuals can improve their knowledge and skills regarding their health through a number of organisations that provide free information and training in local communities’ e.g. family health clinics, various websites such as Beyond Blue.
The use of technology has been effective in assisting to reduce health care costs for individuals because they are more closely monitored and are proactive in detecting complications before they become severe enough to require further treatment or hospitalization. Technology is a modern method to manage patient care in a safe and effective way, to help keep insurance costs down, and to assist health care organizations with financial management in difficult economic times. Technology currently plays a large role in health care, and the future is sure to hold many more changes and advancements to assist patient care and management. In the future, health care providers will find themselves using more methods of
Consumers realize medical providers are gaining a better way to manage the medical information, which will help improve the health care industry, and provide positive medical care. Electronic medical records has become a replacement for paper charting, the main reason for EMR is to provide better and accurate care, in a faster and safer manner. It also allows all providers in the same system to manage patient information faster. EMR offers many beneficial changes in how patient care is manage, and fewer errors, yes there is still glitch that has to be corrected in the system, but the overall purpose of
Using patient satisfaction surveys the health care organization can collect the data. This information can help the quality management team understand the patient’s perspective on the care they are being provided and their overall experience. The design of the survey is a key issue for the quality team. Health care organizations can take advantage in purchasing patient satisfaction surveys. Hiring an outside agency to collect the data can be more valid in the sense that it is more reliable and relevant information for the health care organization.