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Healthcare Systems & Wellness - Chapter Summary
This chapter breaks down the structure of different forms of healthcare systems while exploring related matters of wellness. You'll learn about subjects such as health behaviors and promotion, social constructions of health, making healthcare decisions, and more. A full list of other topics discussed includes:
- The U.S. Healthcare System
- Regulations of health insurance
- Types of healthcare
- The impact of economics on healthcare
- The health promotion model theory
- Dimensions of health and wellness
- Strategies for behavioral change
These lessons contain both videos and transcripts of the material, allowing you to process the content in the way best suited to your learning style. The timeline feature underneath each video makes it simple to navigate through the lesson's main points, while the transcripts are full of key terms and concepts pointed out in bold type.
1. The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access
This lesson will explore the issues associated with the costs and quality of health care access, as well as what HMOs, PPOs, POS, HSAs, Medicare, and Medicaid are.
2. Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria
Making decisions relating to your healthcare may be a daunting challenge. This lesson will explore where you can turn to for more information and which types of information are best avoided.
3. Health Insurance and Health Care: Overview, Roles & Regulations
This lesson will explain the major aspects of health insurance and its role in your health care costs. We will discuss premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and more!
4. Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System
In this lesson, we discuss health care as a social institution and how health care systems differ worldwide. We also discuss several different ways that health care is paid for by patients, organizations and government.
5. Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income
What is the relationship between economy and health? In this lesson, we discuss differences in healthcare and medical issues in low-income versus high-income countries. We also define social epidemiology and discuss the link between poverty and poor health.
6. Social Constructions of Health: Sick Role, Physician's Role & Profit Motive in Medicine
In this lesson, we discuss the theory of Talcott Parsons regarding the 'sick role' and the 'physician's role' as well as how society has constructed expectations for both. We also discuss the profit motive in medicine and why this is controversial.
7. What Is the Health Promotion Model? - Definition & Theory
In this lesson, you will learn about the health promotion model and its influences on health behaviors. You will also gain an understanding of the theory behind the health promotion model and how that theory affects health promotion outcomes.
8. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions
It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.
9. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change
This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.
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