HEALTH EDUCATION AS AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM PCC Global Health December 9, 2021

HEALTH EDUCATION AS AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

According to an article on “Health education as an important tool in the health system, January 2014” published by research gate.net

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312287884_Health_Education_as_an_Important_Tool_in_the_Healthcare_System.

Health education is a process  in which  people learn how to take care of their health and the health of their community.The process concentrates on making people realize the relation between one’s health, their lifestyle, physical and social setting.  It does not solely mean transferring the knowledge, but it allows the learner to apply the knowledge effectively i.e., consider, think, make decisions and take actions concerning health, gain skills which help to improve it.  As a result of health education, awareness increases, an ability to make decisions concerning health enhances, knowledge and skills connected not only with health and sickness but also the prevention and coping with difficult situations improve. The scope of knowledge and skills regarding the proper use of the healthcare expands, both the level of social, political awareness and the awareness of environmental factors affecting health increases.

“Health education is an element of health promotion”

In patients’ opinion, medical staff is the best and most reliable source of knowledge on health.  Such expectations increase the importance of primary care physicians in preventing diseases and shaping health-oriented attitudes in a given society. The importance of health education has been also recognized as one of the main factors that determine the long-term health policy, which indirectly may be reflected in the reduction of costs in the healthcare.

It has become a universal tool, that enable the solutions to health problems”

 Health education and broadly defined preventive actions are becoming more and more significant as one of change factors in the management strategies of the healthcare. Therefore, Health education constitutes one of the most important challenges for the healthcare, especially in the context of enhancing its effectiveness. Primary care physicians play and will play the leading role in the afore-mentioned situation since patients expect to gain knowledge on health and shaping health-oriented attitudes from them. A constantly growing impact on health education and promotion in modern healthcare systems makes the quote “Better the prevention than cure” become the determinant for medicine in the future.

“Better the prevention than cure”

Reference: “Health Education as an important tool in healthcare system” article by researchgate.net

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312287884_Health_Education_as_an_Important_Tool_in_the_Healthcare_System

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