What does the GMC Promoting Excellence Standards for Medical Education and Training cover?
Partnership (respect patients decisions)
Teamwork (effectively work with colleagues)
What does WHO stand for?
World health organisation
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
What is important to be known about the word 'health'?
It is subjective
Other than health, what is another key word that is subjective?
What are the 2 different kinds of normalitiy?
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
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?
What is cultural normal?
Normal depends on expectations and standards of society, also depending on political and economic factors
What normal depends on expectations and standards of society, also depending on political and economic factors?
How can 'normal' change?
Things that are now normal for doctors previously were not
What are the 2 ways health is defined?
Official or professional definitions (biomedical view of health)
Popular or lay definitions
What is considered when talking about health from an official or professional view?
Absence of disease
Absence of illness
What is considered when talking about health from a popular or lay definition view?
Absence of disease
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
What are examples of lay health beliefs?
How does age change health beliefs?
Older people concentrate on functional ability
Younger people speak in terms of physical strength and fitness
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
How does gender affect health beliefs?
Men and women think about health differently, women including a social aspect to health
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)
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
Why do you need to establish what health and normality means to your patient?
To help them achieve their goals