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1 Concepts of Health, Wellness, & Well-Being

2 After the end of this chapter the student will be able to:
Differentiate health, wellness, and well-being. Describe five dimensions of wellness. Identify factors affecting health status, beliefs, and practices. Identify health care adherence. Differentiate illness from disease and acute illness from chronic illness. Explain Suchman's stages of illness.

3 Introduction Health, wellness, and well-being have many definitions and interpretations. The nurse should be familiar with the most common aspects of the concepts and consider how they may be individualized with specific clients.

4 Health There is no consensus (agreement) about any definition of health. There is knowledge of how to attain (reach) a certain level of health, but health itself cannot be measured. Traditionally health has been defined in terms of the presence or absence of disease. Nightingale defined health as a state of being well and using every power the individual possesses to the fullest extent

5 The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health
as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

6 the American Nurses Association defined health
a dynamic state of being in which the developmental and behavioral potential (possible) of an individual is realized to the fullest extent possible

7 Most people define and describe health as the following:
Being free from symptoms of disease and pain as much as possible. Being able to be active and to do what they want or must. Being in good spirits most of the time.

8 Wellness & Well-Being Wellness further describes health status. It allows health to be placed on a continuum from one’s optimal level (“wellness”) to a maladaptive state (“illness”)

9 Wellness is a dynamic process that is ever changing
Wellness is a dynamic process that is ever changing. The well person usually has some degree of illness and the ill person usually has some degree of wellness.

10 This concept of a health continuum negates the idea that wellness and illness are opposite because they may occur simultaneously in the same person in varying degrees

11 The classic description of wellness was developed by Dunn in the early 1960s. According to Dunn (1961), high-level wellness means functioning to one’s maximum health potential while remaining in balance with the environment.

12 Well-being "Well-being is a subjective perception of vitality (energy) and feeling well.....can be described objectively, experienced, and measured......and can be plotted ( design) on a continuum". It is a component of health.

13 Dun’s Concept of Wellbeing
Very Vaforable Environment Protected Poor Health High Level of Wellness Death Pealk Illness Poor Health Emergent Level of Wellness Very Unvafotable Environment

14 Dimensions of Wellness
Figure 17-2 The seven components of wellness. (From Wellness: Concepts and Applications, 6th ed. (p. 4) by D.J. Anspaugh, M.H. Hamrick, and F.D. Rosato, Reproduced with permission of the McGraw-Hill Companies.) Copyright 2008 by Pearson Education, Inc. 14

15 1. Physical. The ability to carry out daily tasks, achieve fitness (e.g. pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal), maintain adequate nutrition and proper body fat, avoid abusing drugs and alcohol or using tobacco products, and generally to practice positive lifestyle habits.

16 2. Social. The ability to interact successfully with people and within the environment

17 3. Emotional. The ability to manage stress and to express emotions appropriately, Emotional wellness involves the ability to recognize, accept, and express feelings.

18 4. Intellectual. The ability to learn and use information effectively for personal, family, and career development

19 5. Spiritual. The belief in some force (nature, science, religion, or a higher power) that serves to unite human beings and provide meaning and purpose of life

20 6. Occupational. The ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, A person's beliefs about education, employment, and home influence personal satisfaction and relationships with others.

21 7. Environmental. The ability to promote health measures that improve the standard of living and quality of life in the community

22 Factors influencing health status, beliefs, and practices:
Internal factors External factors

23 1. Internal factors Biologic dimension genetic makeup, sex, age, and developmental level all significantly influence a person's health. Psychological dimension emotional factors influencing health include mind-body interactions and self-concept. Cognitive dimension include lifestyle choices and spiritual and religious beliefs.

24 2. External factors Environment.
Standards of living. Reflecting occupation, income, and education. Family and cultural beliefs. Patterns of daily living and lifestyle to offspring( children). Social support networks. Family, friends, or confidant (best friend) and job satisfaction helps people avoid illness. Public Policy & Intervention

25 Illness and Disease Illness
Is a highly personal state in which the person's physical, emotional, intellectual, social, developmental, or spiritual functioning is thought to be diminished. Illness is usually associated with disease but may occur independently of it. Illness is a highly personal state in which the person feels unhealthy or ill.

26 Disease Disease can be described as an alteration in body functions resulting in a reduction of capacities or shortening of the normal life span. The causation of a disease is called its etiology.

27 There are many ways to classify illness and disease:
Acute illness is typically characterized by severe symptoms of relatively short duration. A chronic illness is one that lasts for an extended period, usually 6 months or longer, and often for person's life.

28 Suchman describes five stages of illness:
Stage 1 symptoms experiences. Stage 2 assumption of the sick role confirmation from family and friends. Stage 3 medical care contact. Stage 4 dependent client role. Stage 5 recovery or rehabilitation.

29 Impact of Illness On the Client Behavioral and emotional changes
Loss of autonomy Self-concept and body image changes Lifestyle changes On the Family Depends on: Member of the family who is ill Seriousness and length of the illness Cultural and social customs the family follows 29

30 Impact of Illness: Family Changes
Role changes Task reassignments Increased demands on time Anxiety about outcomes Conflict about unaccustomed responsibilities Financial problems Loneliness as a result of separation and pending loss Change in social customs 30

31 Asessment Individu Family Community

32 Intervention • Health promotion • Disease prevention :
Primary Prevention Secondary Prevention

33 Primary Health Care Essential Service Equitable Service
Individual & Community Involvement in the lanning Emphasis on Promotion & Prevention Technology should be Appropriately Health Development should be integrated with social economic development

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