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Health vs. Medicine: Diversity & commonalities
We will explore three main aspects that differentiate health from medical science in this unit. And what is it? Many of us are quite aware of the importance of medical care in our health care system. Physicians and other medical staff help us with our own health questions by diagnose and treat our own health conditions.
If you have the influenza, for example, the physician will evaluate your signs and tell you what your condition is, make a diagnose, and administer medication to make you more comfortable. Health is concerned with the prevention of diseases and the promotion of health at local or demographic levels. Whilst physicians are treating us when we are ill, health care specialists are trying to stop us from becoming ill at all.
Health care workers, for example, try to avoid the spread of flue by encouraging people to wash their hands and use flue shots. Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises to wash hands frequently to avoid the risk of getting infected with flue. One of the main differences between health and medical science is that health is treated by health from the point of view of the population, while health is treated by medical science from the point of view of the individual.
Patients are individuals in medical science. Patients are the whole of the health care society. Health care workers make a diagnosis of our personal health issues by hearing us out, describing our symptom and conducting necessary medical testing. Health care workers are diagnosing health issues in the fellowship through research and science and disease monitoring tools.
Health care workers use two important health measurement indicators: illness and morbidity rates. Predalence of diseases is the number of people within a community who have a particular condition at a particular point in history. Occurrence is the number of new cases of a given condition within a given community in a given timeframe.
The prevalence shows us how common the illness is, while the incident informs us about the risks of getting a certain illness. A further important distinction between health and medical science is that medical science focuses on the care and management of diseases, while health science focuses on health care and health care. That is not to say that physicians do not use preventive health care policies.
Physicians often help their clients to stop quitting in order to avoid getting these cancers. The main objective of medical science, however, is the care and medical care of people who have already acquired a medical condition. Health prevention and health promotion at the demographic scale are the main objectives of health.
Health care workers use many different health care preventive approaches, such as health information, communal immunization, hygiene initiative and health outcomes. As it can affect a broad spectrum of individuals, health is a particularly important instrument for meeting the objectives of health. The guidelines can help reduce the incidence of pulmonary carcinoma by decreasing the burden of second-hand fumes.
Health is influenced by a variety of health conditions, among them private, societal, economic as well as ecological ones. Those phenomena are referred to as health determinants. What are they? Each of the different approaches to health, the PR and the medical, emphasise different kinds of health determinants. Physicians in single medical practices often concentrate on biologic and genetical health determinants early on, such as the patient's aging, gender, and familial ancestry.
Probably you completed a medical history sheet in your doctor's practice which asked you about your familial histories of certain illnesses. Physicians use this information to help us identify and address our unique health issues.