Personal Health Reflection


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Essay #: 054226
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Personal Health Reflection
There are several ways of understanding health. On the personal level, culture influences how people view their health and take part in programs of prevention and their lifestyle choices. At the widest level, definitions of health have decided the entire approach of the health care system. The definition which is the most effective is the one which is most inclusive and does not focus on disease. This paper will demonstrate that the definition of health chosen by the nurse is so important that it will determine whether competent and ethical care is carried out. The best definition of health is provided by the WHO (2003) from which the determinants of health can be developed and which promotes client...
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.....not easily change. The definition of health that is chosen by the nurse will decide the whole approach to the person as well as the quality of care.
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