The benchmark assesses the following competency:
Benchmark: 5.1. Understand the human experience across the
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.
- 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.).
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA