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:
- 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.
- Explain how understanding the health-illness continuum enables you, as a health care provider, to better promote the value and dignity of individuals or groups and to serve others in ways that promote human flourishing.
- 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.
- 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.).
You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assesses the following competency:
5.1. Understand the human experience across the health-illness continuum.
IMPORTANT _ Do not get confused – we are not discussing Continuum of Care. That is a different subject. We are discussing the Health- Illness Continuum created by John Travis. What does it look like? What are the segments you will see on the continuum?
When you discuss your personal state of health – remember to include where you fall specifically on the continuum as per the rubric.
Please integrate the feedback you have received in previous weeks into this final paper
No Running head
All references on the reference page need to also appear as an in-text citation
Cover page with title in bold – that title becomes first heading of your paper
Use headings in your paper
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