HLED 3203 Consumer Health - Week 2 Notes
HLED 3203 Consumer Health - Week 2 Notes HLED 3203
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Notetaker on Thursday January 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HLED 3203 at Arkansas Tech University taught by Dr. Kirkpatrick in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Consumer Health Programs in Nursing and Health Sciences at Arkansas Tech University.
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Date Created: 01/28/16
Consumer Health Programs Week 2 Notes: Vulnerability? People feel they can’t afford treatment Religious and cultural beliefs Lack of communication with M.D.’s Mistrust of the medical system Fear of the social unacceptability (wrinkles and hair loss) Desperation Chronic pain causes hopelessness Gullible because of ignorance Misleading advertisements All of us can be vulnerable to these messages depending on our current circumstances (A lot of people end up being sick and tired of being sick and tired) Spontaneous Remission Most ailments are selflimiting and will improve regardless of treatment Placebo the power of suggestion Placebo’s have assisted with arthritis, headaches, cough, and hypertension Common Misconceptions of Quackery Quacks are frauds and crooks Most quackery is dangerous The media is reliable Personal experience is the best way to tell whether a treatment works Testimonials Communicating the personal experience of a product or service (example: use a high school athlete to share a testimony with younger kids) They can be extremely powerful They are nonscientific and must be viewed with skepticism; it’s okay to step back and question Scientific Method An objective way to gather and evaluate data (no testimonials) o Objective (answerbased), subjective (favoritism in class) It’s characteristics include: o Selfcorrecting (methods we’ve used our whole life are now changing because we’re learning more) o Requires objectivity 4 Types of Studies Case studies – systematic observation, person by person Lab experiments – studies of animals or living tissue Epidemiological studies – analyzing data from various population groups Controlled clinical trials – control groups
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