Culture of Health

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Culture of Health by Mind Map: Culture of Health


1.1. Know your body; know what is normal and abnormal and trust your instinct

1.2. Jumping straight to the last resort without considering all the options

1.2.1. Using Vicodin before trying Ibuprofen for pain

1.3. Chronic pain can be managed differently than acute pain

1.3.1. Chronic pain is usually managed through treating signs/symptoms as they come

1.3.2. Acute pain is often treated using the cause or origin of where the pain is coming from

1.4. Severe pain post trauma or surgery can be treated heavily for preemptive measures

1.4.1. Use of opioids and other very heavy narcotics (can be both good and bad depending on the situation)

1.5. Consider alternative practices before pharmacologic means

1.5.1. Relaxation techniques

1.5.2. Eastern medicine practices being incorporated

1.5.3. Healthy coping strategies


2.1. Using autonomy to make own health care decisions

2.2. Ask questions; We didn't all go to medical school so its okay to ask questions AND still make your own medical decisions

2.3. Understand the medication's side effects and adverse effects and how it will effect YOUR body

2.4. Not wanting to go to the doctor because they're too expensive

2.5. Using "left over" medication from a previous prescription

2.6. Getting medication from a family member or friend


3.1. Health meaning an individual's best self

3.2. Does health mean the lack or absence of pain?

3.3. Does health mean the lack of or absence illness?

3.4. How we treat health is dependent on how we view what it is


4.1. Many people abuse substances like alcohol and drugs (prescription or not) to cope with loss

4.2. Many people shut down and do not acknowledge their emotions

4.2.1. They may feel that they are not justified or allowed to feel the way they do

4.3. Changing mindset: Using grief for growth

4.4. Changing mindset: it's okay to be upset and to feel negatively sometimes

4.5. Acknowledging those feelings, reaching out and expressing concern for mental state to someone who can help


5.1. Self-diagnosing

5.2. Relying on only what 1 doctor tells you

5.3. Getting our information from purely online sources

5.4. Knowing your family background and what you may be at risk for

5.5. Getting our information on treatment and medication from as many sources as we can (healthcare provider, internet, people with similar experiences)

5.6. Self-screen and get to know your own body and be aware when changes and difference emerge

5.7. Doing your own research

5.8. It's all about trusting a credible source