Define what is Health.

Define what is Health.

a) Consider the epidemiology data then identify and discuss four (4) key health challenges facing Australian communities.

b) Consider the data above and discuss three (3) environmental factors facing Australian communities.

c) Outline five (5) age-specific health issues for infants, children, adolescents, adults and older people and complete the table below.

Age Group Specific Health Issues
Older Adults

Activity 2

The Declaration of Alma-Ata identified philosophies that underpin primary health care. These were re-enforced in the Jakarta Declaration on Leading Health Promotion into the 21st Century. Follow the links below and review both documents and discuss the four (4) key philosophies underpinning primary health care.

a) Explain how both documents contribute to evidence-based practice.

Activity 3

You are caring for Mrs Jones and attending to her wound dressing. You notice she is confused. Outline the specific primary care that should be provided to a confused person or a person with dementia.

Activity 4

a) You are caring for a patient in her home and she develops chest pain. Discuss the emergency and first aid management for this patient.

b) You are caring for a patient who is septic (UTI) and she has delirium and falls. Discuss the emergency and first aid management for this patient.

Activity 5

Identify and discuss three (3) different packages to keep people in their home longer and avoid hospital admissions and re-admissions.

Activity 6

a) Define what is Health.

b) Below is the Illness-Wellness Continuum. As a nurse how can you improve the quality of life for your patient who is in the neutral point?

Activity 7

Outline the critical thinking and problem-solving strategies that may be needed when caring for a person in a primary health care model. Use an example to support your response.

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