Health / Wellness And Illness

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Health and wellness is a state of well-being when an individual is completely capable physically, psychologically, and socially. Everyone has a different view of what healthy means due to their age, gender, race, beliefs, and the environment they live in. Comparing Health/Wellness and Illness/Disease When comparing health and wellness to disease and illness there are various differences and some similarities. Illness and disease is when a person cannot partially or completely function mentally, physically, socially, or cognitively. The differences between health/wellness and illness/disease is the state of being. There is not a life threatening risk for being healthy and well, in fact being healthy will more than likely increase your life…show more content…
Some individuals who are ill or have a disease don’t get medical assistance because of how costly it can be. A similarity between being healthy or ill is the behavior, but that all depends on the individual. That person can have the same behavior whether they’re ill or healthy. Whether it’s being happy, depressed, determined, and so on. The differences and similarities between health/wellness and illness/disease almost always depends on that individual. Variables and risk factors and comparing the two There are two variables that influence an individual’s beliefs, health, and practices. “Internal variables include a person’s developmental stage, intellectual background, perception of functioning, and emotional and spiritual factors” (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2013, p. 68). The developmental stage changes in a person throughout life as they grow older. Their way of thinking and behavior becomes gradually mature with age. Intellectual background is the amount of knowledge that each individual has about health care. Individuals could have deficient or complete knowledge, previous health care experiences, or have beliefs of certain health information that could possibly be incorrect. Perception of functioning includes objective and subjective data about a patient who perceives how capable or enable they are physically. Emotional factors that influence health beliefs and practices are an individual’s stress level, fear, or
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