Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this     perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the     human experience when caring for patients.

The benchmark assesses the following competency:

Benchmark: 5.1. Understand the human experience across the     health-illness continuum.

Research the health-illness continuum and its relevance to patient   care. In a 750-1,000 word paper, discuss the relevance of the   continuum to patient care and present a perspective of your current   state of health in relation to the wellness spectrum. Include the following:

  1. Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this     perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the     human experience when caring for patients.
  2. Reflect on your     overall state of health. Discuss what behaviors support or detract     from your health and well-being. Explain where you currently fall on     the health-illness continuum.
  3. Discuss the options and     resources available to you to help you move toward wellness on the     health-illness spectrum. Describe how these would assist in moving     you toward wellness (managing a chronic disease, recovering from an     illness, self-actualization, etc.).

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA   Style Guide. An abstract or thesis is required.

 

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