Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (19):
Any disease or condition that lasts a long time (usually longer than six months). It usually cant be cured and therefore requires ongoing treatment and management. Examples include arthritis and asthma.
Refers to involvement in a community group such as union, professional association, political party, environmental or animal welfare group, human and civil rights group, or body corporate or tenants' association.
Infectious diseases which are transmitted from the environment; including through air, water, food and other infected organisms (including other humans).
Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing
These are the variables that influence an individual's level of overall health and wellbeing. The variables, frequently referred to as dimensions, are physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual.
A physical or mental disturbance involving symptoms, dysfunction or tissue damage.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
The ability to recognise, understand an effectively manage emotions and use this knowledge when thinking, feeling and acting.
Health and Wellbeing
Relating to the state of a person's physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual exsistence and how they feel about their lives in relation to the various dimensions.
A subjective concept related to a personal experience of a disease.
State of being weak, lacking in strength (especially from old age).
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Refers to a person's cognitive and thinking processes, for example, their capacity to think coherently, express thoughts and feelings, and respond constructively to situations.
The spread of infectious disease through human population across a large region such as multiple continents or worldwide.
Bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that can cause disease.
Physical Health and Wellbeing
A state of physical well-being in which a person is physically able to perform their daily activities without restrictions.
Relates to the efficiency of production of goods and services. Productivity is measured by the amount of output produced per unit of input.
Social Health and Wellbeing
Social health and wellbeing is concerned with how individuals interact with the people around them, and with social institutions and social values and norms.
Spiritual Health and Wellbeing
A positive sense of belonging, meaning a purpose in life. It includes values and beliefs that influence the way people live, and can be influeneced by an individual's connection to themselves, others, nature and beyond.
Influenced by or based on personal beliefs, feelings or opinions.