Essay on Health Promotion

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The aim of this case based study, is to Promote Health and behaviour changes within the work place, in order to sustain a healthier life style. This essay seeks to illustrate the impact of smoking on a patient that has CHD, (Coronary Heart Disease) and explore the psychological approach to altering the patients perceptions of health promotion, and interventions that are used to facilitate a better quality of health. The author will also examine public health legislation on current health and social care provisions, and evaluate the role of models of health within diverse promotions in practice. There are numerous definitions of the word health, and health promotion, which can be defined by the (WHO) world health organisation (1984)…show more content…
There are also general socio-economic, cultural, and environmental conditions to be considered when taking a holistic approach to health promotion, since having only met this patient, it would be incorrect to fit him into a one patient fits all category, not being aware of his personal, social, and physical environment to which he lives within. This would be defined as making a professional judgement and a normative need, which could differ from those of the patient’s perception of needs. This essay will revolve around Mr H, A 68- year- old retired gentleman, who presented on the unit with shortness of breath from this general practitioner for further tests. He was clearly struggling to breathe and maintain his oxygen levels within his body. On admission and taking his history, it was obvious that Mr H was clearly overweight at 112 kg, and further more was a smoker of approximately 40 cigarettes a day, for the past 40 yrs and was a regular drinker of 5 pints of alcohol a night, what's more he also suffered from CHD, so had to give up

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