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Mental Illness: Stigmatized Mary Ann Nieffenegger NURS 440 May 13, 2013 University of Phoenix Mental Illness: Stigmatized In the world of nursing, professionals encounter all types of people with various backgrounds, cultures, disabilities and health needs. Recognition of mental health and mental illness is an important task for health care workers. Yet, even more important is distinguishing and addressing underlying opinions or biases that may come through when caring for this vulnerable...

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Nursing: Health Care and Illness Acute Illness

← Definition of health: “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”(WHO, 1948) ← Definition of illness: “A highly personal state in which person’s physical, emotional, intellectual, social, developmental, or spiritual functioning is thought to be diminished. ← Definition of wellness: “Wellness is a state of well-being .It defines by each person relative to his or her own values and beliefs *(Environmental, social, emotional...

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Stress and Illness Psychology

Illness | A Correlational study to investigate the relationship between stress and physical illness | | | | | | | | Life transitions and stress Introduction The assignment aim is to investigate the relationship between stress and physical illness, stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. It can be a difficult term to define; it is both a psychological and physiological response to...

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Mental Illness and Prison

Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, mood, feelings and even their ability to function in everyday life. Mental illness, as with any serious medical illness; cannot be overcome through willpower. It is not related to the intelligence or character of a person. Mental illness has been documented since the ancient times. There are notes, although limited, in an Egyptian document that describes disoriented states of attention and emotions. Ancient Indian, Chinese...

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Medicine and Mental Illness

K272 TMA01 Consider the usefulness of a holistic model in explaining the experience of mental health. A holistic approach to mental illness means that the user’s physical, mental and spiritual health along with the user s state of mind, lifestyle and social factors will all be taken into consideration when analysing them. Holism refers to treating the whole person. This means that holism feels disease doesn’t just affect the body, but also the mind and spirit as well. It’s said that the...

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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

 Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Vulnerability and Healthcare Implications Abstract Those with mental and substance abuse illnesses have often been identified as vulnerable populations. The following essay discusses the physical, psychological, and social factors that predispose these individuals to vulnerability. In regards to health care, potential disparities are then identified based on the theoretical components of Aday’s framework regarding access, cost and quality of care...

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 THE THEORIES OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS This essay is about the basic assumptions of the medical model of disease; it will mainly refer to Mildred Blaxter`s work on the lay notion of health. It will define health, illness and diseases; also it will discuss the types of diseases of the body system, the absence of diseases, the lay concepts of positive and negative aspect of health, and the holistic approach, the world health organisation state of health, the strength and weakness and how to prevent...

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Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness

Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness How can we define health? Imagine a continuum with health on one end and death on the other. In the preamble to its 1946 constitution, the World Health Organization defined health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity” (Leavell and Clark 1965:14). In this definition, the “healthy” end of the continuum represents an ideal rather than a precise condition. Along the continuum...

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Sociology Inequalities in Health and Illness

Task 3 – Inequalities in Health and Illness (P3,M2,D1) Gender (P3) - Mortality rates: In gender men generally die earlier than women because of many aspects of their life, for instance in general women tend to take care of them self more physically. A lot of women go on diets and a lot of exercise DVDs and detunes are mainly aimed at women. Women in general do try to eat healthy and go on diets whereas men usually aren't very aware of their diet and don’t have much intention on improving it...

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Assess that mental illness is a social construction

Assess the view that mental illness is a social construction. (20 marks) A mental illness is a state of mind which affects a person’s thinking, perceiving, emotion or judgement to the extent of which the person requires care or medical treatment in either their interests or interests of another person. However, the definition of mental illness has been criticised by social construction as one of the basic assumptions is that there is no is no such thing as a mental illness. Becker introduced the...

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