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1

What does the GMC Promoting Excellence Standards for Medical Education and Training cover?

Communication

Partnership (respect patients decisions)

Teamwork (effectively work with colleagues)

2

What does WHO stand for?

World health organisation

3

What is the world health organisation's description of health?

A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

4

What is important to be known about the word 'health'?

It is subjective

5

Other than health, what is another key word that is subjective?

Normal

6

What are the 2 different kinds of normalitiy?

Statistical

Cultural

7

What is statistic normality?

Normal distribution describes the shape of the population, as being in that a bell curve when you plot along for horizontal axis for that variable against the vertical axis representing the probability of observing that value

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What is normal distribution describes the shape of the population, as being in that a bell curve when you plot along for horizontal axis for that variable against the vertical axis representing the probability of observing that value?

Statistical normal

9

What is cultural normal?

Normal depends on expectations and standards of society, also depending on political and economic factors

10

What normal depends on expectations and standards of society, also depending on political and economic factors?

Cultural normal

11

How can 'normal' change?

Things that are now normal for doctors previously were not

12

What are the 2 ways health is defined?

Official or professional definitions (biomedical view of health)

Popular or lay definitions

13

What is considered when talking about health from an official or professional view?

Absence of disease

Absence of illness

 

14

What is considered when talking about health from a popular or lay definition view?

Absence of disease

Physical fitness

Functional ability

15

What is an example of health beliefs changing throughout life?

Elderly people might not be able to bend down but are socially happy and functioning well so consider themselves to be healthy for their age

16

What are examples of lay health beliefs?

Age

Social class

Gender

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How does age change health beliefs?

Older people concentrate on functional ability

Younger people speak in terms of physical strength and fitness

18

How does social class impact health beliefs?

People in difficult economic and social circumstances regard health as functional (the ability to be productive, to cope, and take care of others)

Women of higher social class have a more multidimensional view of health

19

How does gender affect health beliefs?

Men and women think about health differently, women including a social aspect to health

20

How is health differently culturally?

Caucasian and Afro-Caribbean patients have different meanings of high blood pressure (Afro-Caribbean regard it as normal and are less likely to take medication)

21

What is health being percieved differently dependent on?

Professional or not

Where you live

Circumstances you find yourself living in

How old you are

Man or woman

22

Why do you need to establish what health and normality means to your patient?

To help them achieve their goals