3INFLUENCES????Your decisions will move you up or down your own health continuum. What are some of those decisions? What do you think influences your health affecting decisions? What makes it easier, more likely to choose one action over another?
4Determinants of health Health is multi-causal. An individual’s level of health status and quality of life are the result of many factors interacting.These factors are referred to asDeterminants of health
6analyse how an individual’s health can be determined by a range of factors acting in various combinationsDeterminants of Healthindividual factorssociocultural factorssocioeconomic factorsenvironmental factors
7- individual factors, eg knowledge and skills, attitudes, genetics
8Individual Factors Define “Individual Factors” Those factors that are unique to each person that can determine their level of health.Describe “Individual Factors”They are the factors of health knowledge and skills, personal attitudes and the value we place on health and genetic factors that increase the likelihood of particular health problems.
16the degree of control individuals can exert over their health modifiable and non-modifiable health determinantsthe changing influence of determinants through different life stagesinvestigate how the determinants of health explain why some individuals and groups have better or worse health than others.
17- modifiable and non-modifiable health determinants Easier to modifyDifficult to modifyNon-modifiable
18- the changing influence of determinants through different life stages More ModifiableLess Modifiable14 yrs30 yrs60 yrsFamily, peers, diet, exercise, income, media, geographic location
19health as a social construct recognises the interrelationship of determinantschallenges the notion that health is solely an individual’s responsibility.
20∙ Health as a Social Construct A persons health behaviours and health status are significantly determined by factors relating to the social physical and cultural environment that they live in.Recognising that health is a social construct explains why some groups have better or worse health than othersand that achievement in improvement in particular groups health will be a complex and prolonged process.
21recognises the interrelationship of determinants Most socioeconomically disadvantagedPoorer levels of educationHigher rates of unemploymentLower paid occupationsLive / work in hazardous environmentsGreater difficulties accessing health careLower rates of home ownership, overcrowding, social cohesionMore risk factors i.e. smoking, h.b.p.
22- challenges the notion that. ‘health is solely an - challenges the notion that ‘health is solely an individual’s responsibility’.Define “health is solely an individual’s responsibility”.A person is at ‘fault’ if they choose poor health behaviours, i.e. that there are no other factors to consider.But is it?????
23Describe in more detail This notion is based on the idea that a person can freely choose behaviours that either impact positively or negatively on their health – level of activity, diet, risk taking, drug use. This ignores the degree of control a person has over their decisionsChallenging this notionmeans that recognitionis given to other factorsthat influence theindividuals decisions /behaviours.
24So who is responsible?Responsibility lies somewhere in between.
25Explain significance of viewing health as solely the responsibility of individuals, why must this view be challenged.This view has limitations in explaining people’s health status and addressing health concerns and so measures put in place to improve health will be narrow and ineffective for many people.Why have the measures for reducing smoking been successful but not for alcohol abuse?
26Analyse how this view of health has limitations and how this can impact upon attempts to improve a people’s health.Assumes that knowledge is enough to make people healthier, yet doesn’t explain why people who know better still have poor health behaviours,Ignores the influence of health determinantsAttempts to improve health will be less successful as a result.
27Evaluate the benefit of challenging this notion of ‘fault’ and that recognising that health is NOT solely the responsibility of the individual.Peoples health behaviours are influence d by other factors which also have responsibility for determining a persons health.Predisposing factors – increase likelihoodEnabling factors – support behaviourReinforcing factors – help behaviour continue.To address health issues ALL factors need to be considered.