So. let's wrap up health and illness.
Health is defined as the wellness of a patient's physical, mental, and their social self.
Now, looking at illness, if you remember, we divide it into two categories,
acute or chronic disease, afflicting any part of the patient's self.
Next, we need to make sure as providers, that we understand there's internal, inside influences,
and those external influences, on a patient's health, it's important in providing patient-centered care.
And lastly, nurses should assess the patient's health risk,
in order to promote wellness and decrease any health vulnerabilities the patient may have.
Thank you for listening.