Effects Of Alcohol On Health Care

1797 Words Nov 24th, 2016 8 Pages
Wollanssa Taddesse PUBH

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"Alcohol impacts people and societies in many ways and it is determined by the volume of alcohol consumed, the pattern of drinking, and, on rare occasions, the quality of alcohol consumed. In 2012, about 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9 % of all global deaths, were attributable to alcohol consumption" (WHO.int, 2016). Alcohol consumption is a public health issue that affects populations globally as stated by the World Health Organization and high levels of consumption have adversely affected health globally. Through the health improvement module, there is reoccurring theme present that provides an overview of five approaches to promote health improvement. These approaches as are as follows: medical model, behavioral change, education, empowerment, and social change. Each approach is specific in identifying the health issue and methods to provide the best health outcome. For example, the medical approach aims to prevent the onset of disease and morbidity through primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, which can also be viewed as an intervention method as well. The behavior change approach is targeted to individual 's choices and interventions aim to promote healthy lifestyle choices through behavior change. The educational approach focuses on the information being provided to engage the population in the knowledge of health issue and promote change through this provided information. And lastly, the empowerment approach…
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