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1 History of Health Care

2 4000 BC – 3000 BC Primitive Times Illness and diseases were a punishment from the Gods Illness and diseases were a punishment from the Gods Tribal witch doctors treated illness with ceremonies Tribal witch doctors treated illness with ceremonies Herbs and plants used as medicines (morphine and digitalis) Herbs and plants used as medicines (morphine and digitalis) Trepanation or trephining (surgically removing a piece of bone from the skull) Trepanation or trephining (surgically removing a piece of bone from the skull) Average life span was 20 years Average life span was 20 years

3 Early Beginning Medicines Medicines of early times still used today Medicines of early times still used today Digitalis (foxglove plant) used to slow & strengthen heart Digitalis (foxglove plant) used to slow & strengthen heart Quinine (bark of cinchona tree) used for fever, muscle spasms, malaria Quinine (bark of cinchona tree) used for fever, muscle spasms, malaria Morphine (opium poppy) used to relieve severe pain; is addicting Morphine (opium poppy) used to relieve severe pain; is addicting

4 3000 BC – 300 BC Ancient Egyptians Physicians were priests Physicians were priests Bloodletting or leeches used as medical treatment Bloodletting or leeches used as medical treatment Average life span was years Average life span was years Egyptians kept accurate health records Egyptians kept accurate health records Developed the art of splinting fractures, Developed the art of splinting fractures,

5 1700 BC – AD 220 Ancient Chinese Believed in the need to treat the whole body by curing the spirit and nourishing the body Believed in the need to treat the whole body by curing the spirit and nourishing the body Recorded a pharmacopoeia of medications based mainly on the use of herbs Recorded a pharmacopoeia of medications based mainly on the use of herbs Used therapies such as acupuncture Used therapies such as acupuncture Began to search for medical reasons for illness Began to search for medical reasons for illness Average life span was years Average life span was years

6 1200 BC –200 BC Ancient Greeks First to observe the human body and the effects of disease – led to modern medical sciences. First to observe the human body and the effects of disease – led to modern medical sciences. Chinese monitored the pulse/blood pressure to determine condition of the body; believed in treating the whole body; used acupuncture. Chinese monitored the pulse/blood pressure to determine condition of the body; believed in treating the whole body; used acupuncture. Believed illness is a result of natural causes Believed illness is a result of natural causes Stressed diet and exercise as ways to prevent disease Stressed diet and exercise as ways to prevent disease Average life span was years Average life span was years

7 753 BC – AD 410 Ancient Romans First to organize medical care by providing care for injured soldiers First to organize medical care by providing care for injured soldiers Later hospitals were religious and charitable institutions in monasteries and convents Later hospitals were religious and charitable institutions in monasteries and convents First public health and sanitation systems by building sewers and aqueducts First public health and sanitation systems by building sewers and aqueducts Doctors kept the sick in their home. They wore a death mask. Doctors kept the sick in their home. They wore a death mask. Life span was years Life span was years

8 AD 400 – AD 800 Dark Ages Emphasis on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited Emphasis on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited Prayer and divine intervention were used to treat illness & disease Prayer and divine intervention were used to treat illness & disease Monks and priests provided custodial care for ill people Monks and priests provided custodial care for ill people Medications were mainly herbal mixtures Medications were mainly herbal mixtures Average life span was years Average life span was years

9 AD 800 – AD 1400 Middle Ages Bubonic Plague killed 75% of population in Europe and Asia. The Black Death or killed 60 million people Bubonic Plague killed 75% of population in Europe and Asia. The Black Death or killed 60 million people Major diseases included smallpox, diptheria, tuberculosis, typhoid, the plaque, and malaria Major diseases included smallpox, diptheria, tuberculosis, typhoid, the plaque, and malaria Arabs began requiring physicians pass examinations and obtain licenses Arabs began requiring physicians pass examinations and obtain licenses Average life span was years Average life span was years

10 AD 1350 – AD 1650 Renaissance Dissection of body led to increased understanding of anatomy and physiology Dissection of body led to increased understanding of anatomy and physiology Invention of printing press allowed medical knowledge to be shared Invention of printing press allowed medical knowledge to be shared First anatomy book was published by Andreas Vesalius ( ) First anatomy book was published by Andreas Vesalius ( ) Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci used dissection to draw more realistic pictures of the human body Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci used dissection to draw more realistic pictures of the human body Average life span was years Average life span was years

11 16 th and 17 th Centuries Cause of disease still not known – many people died from infections Cause of disease still not known – many people died from infections Invention of the microscope allowed physicians to see disease-causing organisms. Invention of the microscope allowed physicians to see disease-causing organisms. Apothecaries (early pharmicists) made, prescribed, and sold medications Apothecaries (early pharmicists) made, prescribed, and sold medications Ambroise Pare ( ), a French surgeon, known as the Father of Modern Surgery established use of ligatures to stop bleeding Ambroise Pare ( ), a French surgeon, known as the Father of Modern Surgery established use of ligatures to stop bleeding Average life span years Average life span years

12 16 th -17 th Centuries Scientists William Harvey- heart is a pump which pumps blood through out the body William Harvey- heart is a pump which pumps blood through out the body Gabrielle Fallopius- identifies and names fallopian tubes and vagina and tympanic membrane Gabrielle Fallopius- identifies and names fallopian tubes and vagina and tympanic membrane Bartolomeo Eustachio identified and named the tube leading from ear to the throat Bartolomeo Eustachio identified and named the tube leading from ear to the throat

13 18 th Century Gabriel Fahrenheit ( ) created the first mercury thermometer Gabriel Fahrenheit ( ) created the first mercury thermometer John Hunter ( ), established scientific surgical procedures and introduced tube feeding John Hunter ( ), established scientific surgical procedures and introduced tube feeding Joseph Priestly discovered the element oxygen Joseph Priestly discovered the element oxygen Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals Average life span years Average life span years

14 19th Century Rapid advancements due to discoveries of microorganisms, anesthesia, and vaccinations Rapid advancements due to discoveries of microorganisms, anesthesia, and vaccinations Infection control developed once microorganisms were associated with disease Infection control developed once microorganisms were associated with disease Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis on his 606 th experiment Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis on his 606 th experiment Formal training for nurses began Formal training for nurses began Women became active participants in health care Women became active participants in health care Lillian Wald started the public health nursing and visited homes to give care in New York City in 1893 Lillian Wald started the public health nursing and visited homes to give care in New York City in 1893 Average life span years Average life span years

15 20th Century Increased knowledge about the role of blood in the body Increased knowledge about the role of blood in the body ABO blood groups discovered ABO blood groups discovered Found out how white blood cells protect against disease Found out how white blood cells protect against disease New medications were developed New medications were developed Insulin discovered and used to treat diabetes Insulin discovered and used to treat diabetes Antibiotics developed to fight infections Antibiotics developed to fight infections Vaccines were developed Vaccines were developed New machines developed New machines developed Kidney Dialysis Machine Kidney Dialysis Machine Heart Lung Machine Heart Lung Machine Surgical and diagnostic techniques developed to cure once fatal conditions Surgical and diagnostic techniques developed to cure once fatal conditions

16 20th Century (continued) Organ Transplants Organ Transplants Test tube babies Test tube babies Implanted first artificial heart Implanted first artificial heart Health Care Plans developed to help pay the cost of care Health Care Plans developed to help pay the cost of care Medicare and Medicaid marked the entry of the federal government into the health care arena Medicare and Medicaid marked the entry of the federal government into the health care arena HMOs provided an alternative to private insurance HMOs provided an alternative to private insurance Hospice organized Hospice organized Walter Reed found that mosquitoes carried yellow fever in His vaccine helped the building of the Panama Canal Walter Reed found that mosquitoes carried yellow fever in His vaccine helped the building of the Panama Canal

17 21 st Century The first totally implantable artificial heart was placed in a patient in Louisville, Ky. In 2001 The first totally implantable artificial heart was placed in a patient in Louisville, Ky. In 2001 The threat of bioterrorism lead to smallpox vaccination of the military and first responders in 2002 The threat of bioterrorism lead to smallpox vaccination of the military and first responders in 2002 The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia in 2002 The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia in 2002 The Human Genome Project to identify all of the approximately 20,000 to 25,000 genes in the human The Human Genome Project to identify all of the approximately 20,000 to 25,000 genes in the human

18 21 st Century Stem cells were used in the treatments of disease early in the 2000s and lead to increased research in the treatment of cancer and other diseases Stem cells were used in the treatments of disease early in the 2000s and lead to increased research in the treatment of cancer and other diseases President George W. Bush approved federal funding for research using only existing lines of embryonic stem cells in 2001 President George W. Bush approved federal funding for research using only existing lines of embryonic stem cells in 2001 Advanced Cell Technology announced it cloned a human embryo in 2001 but the embryo did not survive Advanced Cell Technology announced it cloned a human embryo in 2001 but the embryo did not survive The U.S. FDA approved the use of the abortion pill RU-486 IN 200 The U.S. FDA approved the use of the abortion pill RU-486 IN 200

19 21 st Century The standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, went into effect in 2003 The standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, went into effect in 2003 The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act was passed in 2003 The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act was passed in 2003 Vaccinations for cervical cancer and herpes zoster (shingles) in 2006 Vaccinations for cervical cancer and herpes zoster (shingles) in 2006

20 Potential for 21 st Century Cures for AIDS, cancer, and heart disease Cures for AIDS, cancer, and heart disease Genetic manipulation to prevent inherited disease Genetic manipulation to prevent inherited disease Nerves in the brain and spinal cord are regenerated to prevent paralysis Nerves in the brain and spinal cord are regenerated to prevent paralysis Antibiotics are developed that do not allow pathogens to develop resistance Antibiotics are developed that do not allow pathogens to develop resistance Average life span years Average life span years

21 Individual Contributions What Georgian surgeon was believed to be the first person to use anesthesia but never given credit for it?

22 Hippocrates (460 – 377 BC) Greek physician known as the Father of Medicine Greek physician known as the Father of Medicine Authored code of conduct for doctors known as the Hippocratic Oath that is the basis of medical practice today Authored code of conduct for doctors known as the Hippocratic Oath that is the basis of medical practice today Believed illness was not caused Believed illness was not caused by evil spirits and stressed by evil spirits and stressed importance of good diet, fresh importance of good diet, fresh air, cleanliness, and exercise air, cleanliness, and exercise

23 Anton van Leeuwenhoek ( ) Invented the microscope lens that allowed visualization of organisms Invented the microscope lens that allowed visualization of organisms Scraped his teeth Scraped his teeth and observed the and observed the bacteria that bacteria that causes tooth causes tooth decay decay

24 Benjamin Franklin ( ) Invented bifocals Invented bifocals Found that colds could Found that colds could be passed from person be passed from person to person to person

25 Edward Jenner ( ) Developed a vaccination for smallpox in 1796 Developed a vaccination for smallpox in 1796

26 Rene Laennec ( ) Invented the stethoscope in 1819 Invented the stethoscope in 1819 First stethoscope was made of wood First stethoscope was made of wood

27 Elizabeth Blackwell ( ) First female physician in the United States in 1849 First female physician in the United States in 1849

28 F lorence Nightingale ( ) Known as the Founder of Modern Nursing Known as the Founder of Modern Nursing Established efficient and sanitary nursing units during the Crimean War in 1854 Established efficient and sanitary nursing units during the Crimean War in 1854 Invented the call bell system and use of dumbwaiters to deliver meals Invented the call bell system and use of dumbwaiters to deliver meals Begin the professional education of nurses Begin the professional education of nurses

29 Louis Pasteur ( ) Known as the Father of Microbiology Known as the Father of Microbiology His germ theory proved that microorganisms cause disease His germ theory proved that microorganisms cause disease Proved that heat can be used Proved that heat can be used to destroy germs through a to destroy germs through a process called pasteurization process called pasteurization Created a vaccine for rabies in Created a vaccine for rabies in Founded the basic rules for Founded the basic rules for sterilization sterilization

30 Joseph Lister ( ) Used carbolic acid on wounds to kill germs Used carbolic acid on wounds to kill germs First doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery First doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery

31 Clara Barton ( ) Volunteer nurse for wounded soldiers during the Civil War Volunteer nurse for wounded soldiers during the Civil War After Civil War, established a bureau of records to search for missing men After Civil War, established a bureau of records to search for missing men Campaigned for the USA to sign Campaigned for the USA to sign the Treaty of Geneva, which the Treaty of Geneva, which provided relief for sick and provided relief for sick and wounded soldiers wounded soldiers Formed American Red Cross Formed American Red Cross in 1881 and served as its first in 1881 and served as its first president president

32 Robert Koch ( ) Developed the culture plate method to identify pathogens Developed the culture plate method to identify pathogens Isolated the bacterium Isolated the bacterium that causes tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis

33 Wilhelm Roentgen ( ) Discovered X-rays in 1895 Discovered X-rays in 1895 Let doctors see inside the body Let doctors see inside the body X-rayed wifes hand X-rayed wifes hand

34 Sigmund Freud ( ) Discovered the conscious and unconscious part of the mind Discovered the conscious and unconscious part of the mind His studies were the basis for psychology and psychiatry His studies were the basis for psychology and psychiatry

35 Sir Alexander Fleming ( ) Discovered penicillin in 1928 which is considered one of the most Discovered penicillin in 1928 which is considered one of the most important important discoveries of discoveries of the twentieth the twentieth century century

36 Jonas Salk ( ) Albert Sabin (1906 – 1993) Discovered polio vaccine Discovered polio vaccine Saved many people from Saved many people from this virus that paralyzed this virus that paralyzed thousands of adults and thousands of adults and children each year. children each year.

37 Francis Crick (1916 – 2004) James Watson ( ) Described the structure of DNA and how it carries genetic information in 1953 Described the structure of DNA and how it carries genetic information in 1953 Built a three-dimensional Built a three-dimensional model of the molecules model of the molecules of DNA of DNA Shared the Noble Prize Shared the Noble Prize in 1962 in 1962

38 Christian Barnard (1922 – 2001) Performed first successful heart transplant in 1968 Performed first successful heart transplant in 1968

39 Robert Jarvik Creator of the first artificial heart Creator of the first artificial heart On December 2, 1982, it was implanted into Barney Clark, who lived for the next 112 days On December 2, 1982, it was implanted into Barney Clark, who lived for the next 112 days The second patient, William Schroeder, lived for 620 days The second patient, William Schroeder, lived for 620 days

40 Ben Carson ( ) Famous for his surgeries to separate Siamese twins Famous for his surgeries to separate Siamese twins Currently Director of Currently Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins at John Hopkins He has refined He has refined hemispherectomy, a hemispherectomy, a surgery on the brain surgery on the brain to stop seizures to stop seizures

41 Health Care Systems How much money does Healthcare bring in a day???????

42 Private Health Care Facilities Hospitals: an institution that provides medical/surgical care and treatment for the sick and injured. Hospitals: an institution that provides medical/surgical care and treatment for the sick and injured. Vary in size and types of service provided. Vary in size and types of service provided. General, burn centers, heart, oncology, children…etc General, burn centers, heart, oncology, children…etc Can be private, religious, nonprofit or government owned. Can be private, religious, nonprofit or government owned. Long-term care Facilities: mainly provide assistance and care for the elderly. Usually all in one. Long-term care Facilities: mainly provide assistance and care for the elderly. Usually all in one. Nursing/Geriatric Homes: provides help with ADLs, promote social interactions and provide safety and security. Nursing/Geriatric Homes: provides help with ADLs, promote social interactions and provide safety and security. Extended care facilities: long term rehabilitative care Extended care facilities: long term rehabilitative care Independent Living: Rent apartments but are provided with services Independent Living: Rent apartments but are provided with services

43 Private Health Care Facilities cont… Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) Regulations regarding long term care and home health care. Regulations regarding long term care and home health care. Requires state to establish training and competence evaluations for nursing and geriatric assistants. Requires state to establish training and competence evaluations for nursing and geriatric assistants. CEUs, evaluations, registrations and certifications CEUs, evaluations, registrations and certifications

44 Private Health Care Facilities cont… Medical Offices: can be privately owned by one doctor or employ many doctors Medical Offices: can be privately owned by one doctor or employ many doctors Services: diagnostic, evaluations, treatment, examinations, minor surgeries, and testing Services: diagnostic, evaluations, treatment, examinations, minor surgeries, and testing Specialties: pediatrics, cardiology, obstetrics Specialties: pediatrics, cardiology, obstetrics Dental Offices: can provide general or specialized care Dental Offices: can provide general or specialized care Orthodontist, periodontics, prosthodontics, etc Orthodontist, periodontics, prosthodontics, etc

45 Private Health Care Facilities cont… Clinics: health care facilities found in many types of health care. Clinics: health care facilities found in many types of health care. Some offer free services Some offer free services Optical Centers: provide vision care Optical Centers: provide vision care Emergency Care Services: provides special care for victims of accidents or sudden illnesses Emergency Care Services: provides special care for victims of accidents or sudden illnesses Can be both governmental or private Can be both governmental or private Laboratories: can perform diagnostic tests such as blood or urine Laboratories: can perform diagnostic tests such as blood or urine Home Health Care: exactly what it says Home Health Care: exactly what it says

46 Private Health Care Facilities cont… Hospice: provide care for terminally ill persons with life expectancies of 6 months or less. Hospice: provide care for terminally ill persons with life expectancies of 6 months or less. Mental Health: facilities that treat patients with mental dis orders and diseases. Mental Health: facilities that treat patients with mental dis orders and diseases. Rehabilitation: provide care to help patients with physical or mental disabilities to obtain maximum self-care and function Rehabilitation: provide care to help patients with physical or mental disabilities to obtain maximum self-care and function Health Maintenance Organizations: centers geared towards preventative healthcare. Health Maintenance Organizations: centers geared towards preventative healthcare.

47 Government Agencies World Health Organization: information about health issues around the world World Health Organization: information about health issues around the world U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: health issues in the U.S. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: health issues in the U.S. National Institute of Health: disease research National Institute of Health: disease research Center for Disease Control and Prevention: concerned with causes, spread and control of diseases Center for Disease Control and Prevention: concerned with causes, spread and control of diseases Food and Drug Administration regulating food and drugs Food and Drug Administration regulating food and drugs Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: healthcare quality Agency for Health Care Policy and Research: healthcare quality Occupational Safety and Health Administration: protect workers from job related injuries and illnesses Occupational Safety and Health Administration: protect workers from job related injuries and illnesses

48 Voluntary/Nonprofit Agencies Supported by donations, membership fees, fundraisers and federal or state grants. Supported by donations, membership fees, fundraisers and federal or state grants. Examples: American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, the American Respiratory Disease Association, the American Diabetes Association, National Association of Mental Health, Nation Foundation of the March of Dimes, American Red Cross Examples: American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, the American Respiratory Disease Association, the American Diabetes Association, National Association of Mental Health, Nation Foundation of the March of Dimes, American Red Cross

49 Health Insurance Plans What's the Purpose? What's the Purpose? To assist with the rising cost of health care To assist with the rising cost of health care How does it work? How does it work? The amount of payment and the type of services vary from plan to plan The amount of payment and the type of services vary from plan to plan Deductibles: set amounts that must be paid before the insurance will pay for anything. Deductibles: set amounts that must be paid before the insurance will pay for anything. Co-Insurance: patient responsible for a certain percentage of the cost Co-Insurance: patient responsible for a certain percentage of the cost Co-Payment: specific amount of money that must be paid before receiving services Co-Payment: specific amount of money that must be paid before receiving services

50 Health Insurance Plans cont… Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): provides a managed care plan for the delivery of healthcare services Health Maintenance Organization (HMO): provides a managed care plan for the delivery of healthcare services Set fee regardless of the amount of health care used Set fee regardless of the amount of health care used Insured can only use certain doctors Insured can only use certain doctors Preferred Provider Organization: contracts with certain doctors/dentist to provide health care at reduced rates Preferred Provider Organization: contracts with certain doctors/dentist to provide health care at reduced rates More options More options Usually requires co-payments and deductibles Usually requires co-payments and deductibles

51 Health Insurance Plans cont… Medicare: government program that provides healthcare for all individuals over the age of 65, disabled persons receiving SS and a few other exceptions Medicare: government program that provides healthcare for all individuals over the age of 65, disabled persons receiving SS and a few other exceptions Medicaid: Government program but people covered varies from state to state. Medicaid: Government program but people covered varies from state to state. Individuals with low income, children who qualify, all disabled and blind people. Individuals with low income, children who qualify, all disabled and blind people. Workers Compensation : insurance for workers injured on the job Workers Compensation : insurance for workers injured on the job TRICARE: Government military health insurance TRICARE: Government military health insurance

52 Organizational Structure All Health Care Facilities must have one. All Health Care Facilities must have one. Hierarchy/Chain of Command Hierarchy/Chain of Command

53 Current Trends in Health Care

54 Cost Containment Cost of health care began rising due to: Cost of health care began rising due to: Technological advances Technological advances Aging population Aging population Health-related lawsuits Health-related lawsuits Cost Containment measures include: Cost Containment measures include: Diagnostic related groups (DRG) Diagnostic related groups (DRG) Combination of services Combination of services Outpatient services Outpatient services Mass or bulk purchasing Mass or bulk purchasing Early intervention and preventive services Early intervention and preventive services

55 Technological Advances Procedures such as heart, lung, liver or kidney transplants Procedures such as heart, lung, liver or kidney transplants Computers used for diagnostic exams Computers used for diagnostic exams People are living longer buuuuttt…….the result is … People are living longer buuuuttt…….the result is …

56 The Aging Population More pharmaceuticals More pharmaceuticals Chronic diseases Chronic diseases More frequent healthcare More frequent healthcare

57 Health Related Lawsuits Expensive malpractice insurance Expensive malpractice insurance Unnecessary Diagnostic Tests Unnecessary Diagnostic Tests

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59 Cost Containment Efforts Diagnostic Related Groups Diagnostic Related Groups Medicaid/Medicare: Medicaid/Medicare: Set amounts for all services Set amounts for all services Can be a gain or a loss???? Can be a gain or a loss???? Combination of Services: Combination of Services: Clinics and laboratories shared by different agencies Clinics and laboratories shared by different agencies Decreased cost for the provider means decreased cost for the patient. Decreased cost for the provider means decreased cost for the patient.

60 Cost Containment Efforts cont… Outpatient Services Outpatient Services Reducing the length of hospital stays… i.e. open heart surgery Reducing the length of hospital stays… i.e. open heart surgery …Surgeries, diagnostic services, radiographs …Surgeries, diagnostic services, radiographs Mass/Bulk purchasing Mass/Bulk purchasing Buying in larger quantities at reduced prices. Buying in larger quantities at reduced prices. Computerized inventory Computerized inventory Early Intervention/Prevention Early Intervention/Prevention Patient education, immunizations, physicals, incentives, easy access Patient education, immunizations, physicals, incentives, easy access

61 Cost Containment Efforts cont… Energy Conservation Energy Conservation Better building designs Better building designs Managing heating/cooling services Managing heating/cooling services Making repairs immediately Making repairs immediately Infrared Faucets Infrared Faucets Could controlling costs turn into decreased quality of healthcare? Could controlling costs turn into decreased quality of healthcare? Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCRP) Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCRP) As a patient what can you do to help control costs?

62 Telemedicine Involves the use of video, audio and computer systems to provide medical/health care services. Involves the use of video, audio and computer systems to provide medical/health care services. Decreases the need for trips to the doctor Decreases the need for trips to the doctor Great for rural areas? How? Great for rural areas? How?

63 Wellness Emphasis on promoting wellness of the whole individual: Emphasis on promoting wellness of the whole individual: Physical wellness: promoted by a well balanced diet, exercise, routine physicals. Physical wellness: promoted by a well balanced diet, exercise, routine physicals. Emotional wellness: promoted by an understanding of ones own personal feelings Emotional wellness: promoted by an understanding of ones own personal feelings Social wellness : promoted by showing fairness, concern, tolerance, etc … Social wellness : promoted by showing fairness, concern, tolerance, etc … Mental and intellectual wellness: promoted by being creative, logical, curious, open minded individuals Mental and intellectual wellness: promoted by being creative, logical, curious, open minded individuals Spiritual Wellness: promoted by using values, morals, ethics, etc Spiritual Wellness: promoted by using values, morals, ethics, etc Holistic Health: promotes treating the whole person; all aspects of wellness Holistic Health: promotes treating the whole person; all aspects of wellness

64 Alternative and Complementary (CAM) Methods of Health Care Complementary Therapies: used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies Complementary Therapies: used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies Alternative Therapies: used in place of biomedical therapies Alternative Therapies: used in place of biomedical therapies Integrative health care: uses both mainstream and CAM therapies to treat patiendts Integrative health care: uses both mainstream and CAM therapies to treat patiendts

65 Alternative and Complementary Methods of Health Care Chinese medicine practitioners: holistic based healing practice based on the belief that a life energy (CHI) flows through every living person Chinese medicine practitioners: holistic based healing practice based on the belief that a life energy (CHI) flows through every living person Chiropractors: practice base on the belief that the brain sends vital energy to all body parts through nerves is the spinal cord Chiropractors: practice base on the belief that the brain sends vital energy to all body parts through nerves is the spinal cord Homeopaths: belief in the bodys abilities to heal itself using the immune system; no medicine, if so all natural Homeopaths: belief in the bodys abilities to heal itself using the immune system; no medicine, if so all natural Naturopaths: only natural therapies Naturopaths: only natural therapies

66 Current Concerns National Health Care Plan National Health Care Plan Has become a leading topic of debate due to the increasing number of uninsured Americans Has become a leading topic of debate due to the increasing number of uninsured Americans Education and preparation for a potential pandemic Education and preparation for a potential pandemic A pandemic exists when the outbreak of a disease occurs over a wide geographic area and affects a high proportion of the population A pandemic exists when the outbreak of a disease occurs over a wide geographic area and affects a high proportion of the population Due to the high rate international travel, the possibility for a devastating pandemic has increased Due to the high rate international travel, the possibility for a devastating pandemic has increased


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