Critically Discuss the Claim That Education Is a Social Determinant of Health, and That It Is Closely Related to Other Determinants of Health. Locate Your Discussion Within an Australian Context.

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The social determinants of health are the environments in which people born, live, grow up, work and age. The social factors in that place deal with all types of health illness. Health . The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines ‘health’ as

A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health has to do with bodily, mental and social quality of life of people as determined in particular by psychological, societal, and cultural and policy dimensions Education plays a vital role for long term health and quality of life. Education is the essential processes of socioeconomic status and important determinant of health, employment and income. The higher education provides better opportunities in employment for higher income and it also provide knowledge and skills to access health care services for daily healthy life. Good education leads to longer health and well health. Education is an essential component of health that closely related to promote health and prevent diseases. Inadequate education includes poor knowledge which mainly affects the ability to gain information about proper nutrition and preparation of healthy food. Inadequate education reduces the ability of person in occupation and can’t find the well-paying jobs. Education helps to provide the future life capability for selections of occupation and levels of income for healthy and long life. Education helps to develop the skills to manage with daily life problems and the main purpose of health education is too focused on the goals to promote the good health and prevention of disease. The factors of social determinants are healthy living conditions, Education, stress, social exclusion, occupation, age, sex, culture and racism.
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