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Posted October 1, 2008 at 3:18 AM via web

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What are the Concepts of health and ill health

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becki135 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 25, 2008 at 7:47 PM (Answer #1)

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There are four main concepts of ill-health andthey are listed below:

  • Disability
  • Latrogenesis
  • The sick role
  • The clinical iceberg

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aaeraen | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 4, 2009 at 7:26 PM (Answer #2)

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The concepts of ill health are:

~ Iatrogenesis

~ The Sick Role

~ The Clinical Iceberg and

~ Disability

 

For concepts of health there are:

~ Negative

~ Positive

~ Holistic (Wholistic)

and

~ WHO concept of health

 

Most of these concepts are covered on thefreedictionary.com in the medical dictionary part.

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amii93 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 18, 2010 at 7:20 PM (Answer #3)

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ill health as a disease

ill health as a disorder

ill health as subjective feeling of illness

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madaddie | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM (Answer #4)

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You may say ‘health’ is the absence of disease. According to the World Health Organization.

Health is a state of complete:

physical health

Mental health and

social health well being and not merely the absence of disease.Everydays you have washing dresses this also one of the reason.

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hpus12 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:12 PM (Answer #5)

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Health is when everything in a body (mind included) is in perfect balance.

Ill Health is when a part of the body is not in balance.

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jaguar174 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 21, 2011 at 6:29 AM (Answer #7)

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ill health as a disease

ill health as a disorder

ill health as subjective feeling of illness

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ella301 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM (Answer #8)

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You may say ‘health’ is the absence of disease. According to the World Health Organization.

Health is a state of complete:

physical health

Mental health and

social health well being and not merely the absence of disease.Everydays you have washing dresses this also one of the reason.

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted December 25, 2011 at 5:18 AM (Answer #12)

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Health is when everything in a body (mind included) is in perfect balance.

Ill Health is when a part of the body is not in balance.
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tatamall | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM (Answer #13)

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i think if your body and your spirit work ok,feel nothing uncomfortable,so you are healthy,instead,is ill health

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isks149 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM (Answer #15)

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Ill health means different things to different people. How people view ill health depends on a variety of factors; if they've been seriously ill before, how knowledgeable they are about illness and also what they would class as a "severe" or "mild" illness etc. There are three main concepts of ill health: ill health as a subjective sensation of illness; ill health as disease symptoms, and finally, ill health as a disorder or malfunction within the body.

The first concept is ill health as disease symptoms. This concept focuses on the symptoms associated with ill health, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, pain and also visible symptoms, such as rashes and lumps on the skin. This is a common concept among patients, rather than health professionals, as it is about what the sufferer feels, rather than what the doctor or nurse is classifying those symptoms as. This concept of health is beneficial as people who have this concept will pick up on symptoms much quicker, and therefore will more readily seek medical advice. However, a fixation or overuse of this concept may develop into hypochondria, where people constantly panic over very mild symptoms, believing they may have a serious or fatal illness when, in most cases, they are perfectly fine, or have a very mild infection or illness, such as a cold.

The second concept is ill health as a subjective sensation of illness. This is a general feeling of being ill or unwell, also known as "Malaise". Malaise is a general feeling of uneasiness or discomfort, and is often an initial stage of an illness or disease. It is a general term for all sorts of non-visual symptoms (symptoms that are not physically apparent), such as fatigue, depression, and the general feeling of being run-down and exhausted. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals view malaise as being a "warning light" to the brain, telling it that something is not quite right within the rest of the body (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaise).

The final concept of ill health is ill health as a disorder or malfunction. This usually relates to more serious and life threatening diseases illnesses, such as heart disease, intestinal blockage or a brain tumour.

 

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jenniferjcthompson | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM (Answer #20)

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Most human beings believe that life begins with living cells.The functioning of these cells depend entirely on how suited they are to their environment, the requirements of that environment and what is required for them to continue performing the functions they 'interpret' they are meant to perform.Healthy states are states where cells perform the purposes intended.Ill- health occurs where for some unpredicted or anticipated reason cells do not meet the purpose of their intended function.In addition, cells must continue to stay 'alive' inorder to mature so that they can serve the benefit of a particular organ or body state.If the environment of such a cell prohibits or endangers the continued existence of such a cell diseased states exist.Cells must be able to exist optimally:they must breathe, ingest, excrete,reproduce,manufacture,relay messages or communication,capture to imprint,store material,convert substances,protect themselves , and other functions.If any of the latter functions are restricted disease exists.

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Posted February 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM (Answer #21)

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daddyzdevil | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:25 AM (Answer #23)

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You can check out his site for useful information.

 

http://www.islington.gov.uk/Health/

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patelmilia98 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted March 17, 2012 at 5:29 AM (Answer #24)

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Ill health means different things to different people. How people view ill health depends on a variety of factors; if they've been seriously ill before, how knowledgeable they are about illness and also what they would class as a "severe" or "mild" illness etc. There are three main concepts of ill health: ill health as a subjective sensation of illness; ill health as disease symptoms, and finally, ill health as a disorder or malfunction within the body.

The first concept is ill health as disease symptoms. This concept focuses on the symptoms associated with ill health, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, pain and also visible symptoms, such as rashes and lumps on the skin. This is a common concept among patients, rather than health professionals, as it is about what the sufferer feels, rather than what the doctor or nurse is classifying those symptoms as. This concept of health is beneficial as people who have this concept will pick up on symptoms much quicker, and therefore will more readily seek medical advice. However, a fixation or overuse of this concept may develop into hypochondria, where people constantly panic over very mild symptoms, believing they may have a serious or fatal illness when, in most cases, they are perfectly fine, or have a very mild infection or illness, such as a cold.

The second concept is ill health as a subjective sensation of illness. This is a general feeling of being ill or unwell, also known as "Malaise". Malaise is a general feeling of uneasiness or discomfort, and is often an initial stage of an illness or disease. It is a general term for all sorts of non-visual symptoms (symptoms that are not physically apparent), such as fatigue, depression, and the general feeling of being run-down and exhausted. Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals view malaise as being a "warning light" to the brain, telling it that something is not quite right within the rest of the body (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaise).

The final concept of ill health is ill health as a disorder or malfunction. This usually relates to more serious and life threatening diseases illnesses, such as heart disease, intestinal blockage or a brain tumour

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reshmita | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 6, 2012 at 2:10 AM (Answer #25)

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A nice question but truly speaking, it's asked a bit differently. A man who's healthy lives a life with smile always. A healthy man doesn't suffer from the side effects of previously taken medicines where as an ill healthy man suffers for a long time. Hence, treating diseases naturally is important. Whatever may be the disease. Practicing exercises regularly and following few natural ways you can be healthy. Try to minimize the use of medicines as much as possible to avoid ill health. Get rid of your diseases naturally and be healthy always. Keep smiling. :)

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pramodbankhele | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM (Answer #27)

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the definition of health by WHO is stating complete wellbeing on physical ,mental and social wellbeing and not only absence of disease ...its very broad spectrum concept...if we decide a person is healthy or not...we can see whole world is unhealthy.......so we can state that at "ease" means doing all our works on mental social and physical level at ease is health...at social level i

In ancient health definition from ayurved  states two staes of healthy life…the complete balance of HITAYU and SUKHAYU…is health….hitayu means the lifestyle  is good for body and life style   comfortable for body ….and by the state of life in which we can get both is..HEALTH

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apnea | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM (Answer #28)

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Your question has been answered many thousands of years ago by the Classic Greek era health care pros of that time. They all agree that the main concept of "health" can schematicaly be depicted as an equilateral triangle where the three components which form "perfect" health are: a) Physical health/wellbeing    (b) Mental health/wellbeing      and  (c) Social health/wellbeing. The perfect balance between the three is what forms our current concept of "health and healthiness". A breech in any one of these will cause the person (and society in extension) to "suffer". So, as a result, the concept of "ill health" can be considered to be the lack of good health and wellbeing in any of the three components of our life's "health triangle". That's it in a nutshell, although one can go on and on in discussing the scientific or theoretical or philosophical issues involved or the social implications or even the biological or ethical extensions of the question on "health and ill health". Hope to have helped you.

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sweetskittles24 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted May 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM (Answer #29)

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Ill means you feel unhealthy both mentally and physically, this is your gut feeling. If you are healthy, you feel great and happy!

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