determinants of health

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Health Promotion Essay- The Determinants of Health The determinants of health are economic and social conditions that affect people’s health status. These influence the living and working conditions that impacts people’s everyday living condition. Factors such as the place and the environment we live in, genetics, educational level or work status and income, as well as friends and family are some of the aspects that affects our health condition. On the other hand, the people that have an access to good health care and have financial stability are less susceptible and are often less affected. (NANB, 2009) There are difficulties and challenges on how to facilitate and what tools to use to resolve the determinants of health such as …show more content…
(PHCA, 2013)
Nurses have a major role addressing income and social status as determinants of health by engaging health care practices, assisting individuals and supporting health public policy. As an individual, nurses can help the public with regards to income and social status by taking into consideration and understanding the importance of social status in patients’ health care needs.
They can also include questionnaire on income and social aspects of determinants of health such as wages, shelter, food, resources that are available in assessing patients care. Social determinants should be taken into account in developing patient’s treatment plan. Analysing patient’s financial capability and knowing their capacity to access the recommended programs such as physiotherapy is one good example in accomplishing this goal. If unable to meet these needs, nurses should make a recommendation to access financial assistance to make this treatment possible. Nurses should have the knowledge of what resources available for the client in the community. If nurses are assigned to work in a depressed community, determine the common health issues to help in understanding the underlying cause related to social determinants, and being able to organize an effective way of dealing with the issue. (NURSEONE, 2013) Education and literacy is another example of


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