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Changing Concepts Of Health

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In this presentation you will get the knowledge about changing concepts of health.
the changing concepts of health has been categorised as follows:
1.Biomedical concept
2.Ecological concept
3.Psychological concept
4.Holistic concept

In this presentation you will get the knowledge about changing concepts of health.
the changing concepts of health has been categorised as follows:
1.Biomedical concept
2.Ecological concept
3.Psychological concept
4.Holistic concept

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  1. 1. - Manali Akolkar
  2. 2. HEALTH • Health is a common theme in most cultures. • The oldest definition of health is the “absence of disease”. • The definition of health according to WHO “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity”.
  3. 3. CHANGING CONCEPTS • Health is not perceived the same way by all members of a community including various professional groups (eg.biomedical scientists, social science specialists, health administrators, ecologists, etc.) giving rise to confusion about the concept of health. • Health has evolved over the centuries as a concept from an individual concern to a worldwide social goal and encompasses the whole quality of life
  4. 4. CONCEPT OF HEALTH 1.Biomedical concept 2.Ecological concept 3.Psychological concept 4.Holistic concept
  5. 5. A brief account of changing concept of health: 1.Biomedical concept :  Absence of disease.  Human body as a machine, disease as a consequence, of the breakdown of the machine & one of the doctor’s task as repair of the machine.  Critism of biomedical concept of heath.
  6. 6. 2. Ecological Concept:  A dynamic equilibrium between man and his environment and disease as a maladjustment of the human organism to environment. Health implies the relative absence of pain and discomfort and a continuous adaptation and adjustment to the environment to ensure optimal function.
  7. 7. 3. Psychological concept: Influenced by social, psychological, cultural, economic and political factors of the people. Health is both a biological and social phenomenon.
  8. 8. 4. Holistic Concept: It is synthesis of all the above concepts. Strength of social, economic, political and environmental influences on health. A unified or multidimensional process involving well-being of the person in context of his environment.
  9. 9. Reference – Park’s textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine.

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