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Health definitions

Question AnswerPrevelance The number or proportion of cases of a particular disease or condition present in a population at a given timeIncidence The number or rate of new cases of a particular condition during a specific timeMorbidity Refers to ill health in an individual and levels of ill health in a population of groupMortality The number of death caused by a particular disease, illness or other environmental factorsMental health State of wellbeing in which the individual realised his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her communityHealth Refers a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of dise...

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Nursing Health History and Assessment

purpose of the Health Assessment -Establish a database of clients abilities – Organize/ Cluster information into groups -Compare assessment findings with medical diagnosis to decide if more data is neededWhy do we establish a database of the clients abilities? To get baseline data of the clients ablilitiesWhat are the 3 parts of health assessment? 1) Physical 2) Psychological 3) SpiritualHow long should a Head to toe assessment take? 10-15 minutesHow long should a focused assessment take? 5-10 minutesWhat are some frameworks for Health Assessment? 1) Functional- gordons fxnal health patterns 2) Head to toe-physical health 3) Body systemsWhat is primary data? Information from the clientWhat is secondary data? Information from other than the client ...

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Tobacco Health Ch. 11

List several types of tobacco products – cigarettes – chewing tobacco – snuff – pipe tobacco – cigars – herbal cigarettesTrue or false: Only certain tobacco products contain dangerous chemicals false; all tobacco products have dangerous chemicalsHow many smokers does tobacco kill? approximately 500,000 smokersHow many secondhand smokers does tobacco kill? approximately 50,000 secondhand smokersTrue or false: Tobacco use is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death trueHow many chemicals does cigarette smoke contain? over 4,800 chemicalsTrue or false: Tobacco kills over 20 times more people than murder trueWhat is nicotine? What kind of drug is it? – the highly addictive drug found in all tobacco products –...

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Health Impact Of An Economic Downturn Sociology Essay

Elliot et Al. ( 2010 ) write that the societal impact of economic crises does non affect persons equally but depend on factors such as age, ethnicity and gender. Indentify and explicate the wellness impact of an economic downswing on these groups. There is much literature that investigates the connexions between economic downswing, attendant unemployment and its effects on wellness. This papers attempts to sketch, comparison and contrast the differences in both the physical and mental effects that the economic downswing is holding on males and females. Unemployment can be defined as the province of being unable to sell one ‘s labour-power in the labour-market despite being willing to make so. ( Scott & A ; Marshall 2009 ) MENTAL HEALTH Unemployment in work forces has been...

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HEALTH INSURANCE SECTOR IN INDIA: CURRENT SCENARIO Essay

1. 1 Introduction:Health and wellness attention demand to be distinguished from each other for no better ground than that the former is frequently falsely seen as a direct map of the latter. Heath is clearly non the mere absence of disease. Good Health confers on a individual or groups freedom from illness – and the ability to recognize one’s possible. Health is hence best understood as the indispensable footing for specifying a person’s sense of good being. The wellness of populations is a distinguishable cardinal issue in public policy discourse in every mature society frequently finding the deployment of immense society. They include its cultural apprehension of sick wellness and wellbeing. extent of socio-economic disparities. range of wellness services and quality and costs of ...

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Health 150 Final Exam Review

Which of the following kills more people than cancer does? A. Stroke B. Injuries C. HIV/AIDS D. NONE NONEA tumor that is NOT cancerous is called BenignWhich one of the of the following statements about cancer is FALSE? Cancer is characterized by controlled growth of cellsWhich of the following is TRUE about cancer death rates since 1990? Death Rates from cancer are increasingSmoking is responsible for what percentage of lung cancer? 90 percentOne type of cancer that seems to be linked to a diet high in red meat is Colon CancerThe most common form of cancer is ________ cancer; The most common cause of cancer death in women is_____. Breast;LungA woman is more likely to develop breast cancer if she is obeseProstate cancer is Influenced by diet and life...

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Teaching Today’s Health

Question AnswerSubstances in food needed to support life functions. NutrientsMinimum amount of energy required by the body to maintain essential body functions when at rest. Basal MetabolismAmount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water to 1 degree C. kilocalorieSimple sugars or complex compounds. CarbohydratesNondigestable carbohydrates found in plants. FiberEssential nutrients; composed of amino acids. ProteinsDietary strategy that ensures that each food supplies some amino acids that others lack. Complimentary Protein IngestionOrganic compounds that do not readily dissolve in water; classified as triglycerides, phospholipids, steroids, etc. LipidsSolid at room temperature. FatsLiquid at room tem...

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History of Community Health Nursing

Stages in the Disease History of Humankind (1) Hunting and gathering (before 10,000 B.C.). (2) Settled villages (10,000 to 6000 B.C.) (new & middle stone age). (3) Pre-industrial cities (6000 B.C. to 1800 A.D.). (4) Industrial cities (1700-1800 A.D.). (5) Present period (1900-2000 A.D.)Aggregate Impact on Health 1. Increased population. 2. Increased population density. 3. Imbalanced human ecology (Resulted in changes in cultural adaptation)Prerecorded historic times (before 5000 B.C.) • *Practices based on superstition* or *sanitation*. • Health practices evolved to ensure survival.Classical times (3000 to 200 B.C.) • *Devised ways to flush water*; constructed drainage systems. • Developed *pharmaceutical preparations*. • Embalmed the dead.Classical times (30...

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health chapter 11

Nicotine The highly addictive drug that is found in all tobacco products.Carcinogen Any chemical or agent that causes cancer.Tar A sticky, black substance in tobacco smoke that coats the inside of the airways and that contains many carcinogens.Carbon monoxide A gas that blocks oxygen from getting into the bloodstream.Emphysema A respiratory disease in which air cannot move in and out of alveoli because they become blocked or lose their elasticity.Sidestream smoke Smoke that escapes from the tip of a cigarette and then exhaled by a cigarette smoker.Mainstream smoke Smoke that is inhaled through a cigarette and then exhaled by a cigarette smoker.Environmental tobacco smoke ( secondhand smoke) A combination of exhaled mainstream smoke and sidestream...

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A Healthy Lifestyle: Practice

Heart disease is a hereditary risk factor in Jamal’s family. Describe and discuss what kinds of behavioral choices he could make to reduce his risk of developing this disease. Sedentary lifestyle, drug and alcohol use, tobacco use, and poor diet are factors he can control. Unacceptable examples would include: Heredity, age, or genderLifestyle diseases are caused by a combination of __________. A. heredity, unhealthy behaviors, and the environment B. lifestyle choices, the environment, and current epidemics C. your habits, your diet, and your friends D. the environment, your history, and current medications taken AIf you wanted to improve your health by making better lifestyle choices, what are five choices that you could make? Getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep each nigh...

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