The Multidimensional Model Of Wellness And Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

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As famed poet Virgil stated, “the greatest wealth is health.” But, what exactly is health and how does one go about obtaining it? In order to achieve true health, one should not focus on small, subjective issues but rather should view health as a general, comprehensive issue. The multidimensional model of wellness and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs illustrate this concept by examining multiple facets of an individual’s life to determine one’s overall well-being. In order to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, health care administrators should focus on both an individual’s physical well-being such as nutrition, activity level, and presence of disease, and on the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental conditions that affect the individual. Over the past century, the world has seen dramatic changes to approaches taken to providing quality health care. Instead of initiating care after the onset of symptoms, the health care profession has transitioned to a patient-focused system with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. As a result of this shift, health care administrators have transitioned from traditional medical facilities to community based outreach. Contemporary health care professionals work with a host of organizations including schools, grocers, gyms, insurance providers, and local businesses to facilitate points of interaction throughout an individual’s health experience. The knowledge and feedback gained by individuals from these

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