Health Promotion Concepts Of Health Essay
Defining the word and meaning of health can be both complex and challenging. The concept that health is a state of being without disease or illness does not encompass all the variables that make up an individual’s “health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (1948).
Health can be seen as a person’s overall wellbeing. We can determine a person’s health by their physical condition, lab results, and their ability to perform or undergo certain tests/medical exams. It is from a bedside assessment or a person’s health and history that we can create a “picture” of how a person’s overall health appears to be. It is with the disclosure of information or results of tests that we in the medical field can paint a picture of a person’s “good health”, risk factors contributing to “poor health” or the a plausible cause to a person’s “death”. Even if a person is unable to communicate with us their history or current health problems, their blood can provide a profound amount of information regarding their overall health.
Quality of life:
By assessing how a person interacts in their environment, their level of education, and their access to resources; nurses can tailor their approach of care based on each unique individual’s needs. Florence Nightingale, known as the founder of modern nursing…