HEALTH DETERMINANTS: An Intricate Web  Created By: Barbara Carr-Harris Selena Sumal

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OVERVIEW. As Canada's Health care system is making initiatives towards primary health care it is becoming more evident that the determinants of health play a vital role in nursing care. The health determinants go beyond looking at the health of an individual and encourages nurses to look at other

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1. HEALTH DETERMINANTS: An Intricate Web Created By: Barbara Carr-Harris Selena Sumal

2. OVERVIEW As Canada's Health care system is making initiatives towards primary health care it is becoming more evident that the determinants of health play a vital role in nursing care. The health determinants go beyond looking at the health of an individual and encourages nurses to look at other aspects that affect a persons overall health and well-being . By incorporating the health determinants in nursing assessments, patients are receiving holistic care and are being directed towards personally appropriate resources within the community. The health determinants are a complex network or web of interchangeable variables that facilitate depiction of the health of an individual or a population. (Health Canada, 2003). Health Canada has identified the following indicators as key determinants of health: Income and Social Status Social Support Networks Education and Literacy Employment/ Working Conditions Social Environments Physical Environments Healthy Child Development Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills Gender Culture

3. THE INTRICATE WEB

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