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Describe the different concepts of health?

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11/01/2009

There are free concepts of health; these are holistic, positive and negative. A person can have one or more concept of health. A holistic health is the belief that being healthy means being without any physical disorders or diseases and being emotionally uncomfortable, people with this view are likely to label themselves as ill when they experience a wide range of unpleasant feelings, not just physical discomfort or pain.

A positive concept of health is the belief that being healthy is a state achieved by continuous effort. People with this belief take active steps to maintain their health. They will take credit for continued absence from disease and blame themselves if they develop symptoms.

A negative concept of health is the view that being healthy is the absence of illness- not having any symptoms of disease, pain or distress. People with this view are likely to believe that good health is normal and to take it for granted they are well. They assume that they do not need to take any actions to keep healthy. Unlikely to think of themselves as ill when they have minor discomfort caused by colds or headaches, or when they feel tired or depressed.