Primary health care, as the frontline care of a health care system, has the ultimate goal of better health for all. This unit introduce the foundational concepts of primary health care. Students will assess the World Health Organisation's pioneering declaration and evaluate the degree of success in its implementation, in aspect of social and environmental determinants of health to individuals and communities. An appreciation of how services provided within primary health care align with the goal of better health for all will be assessed.
This unit also scrutinizes the similarity between the principles of partnership against the principles of primary health care and explores the shift of power and control from the health system to the community and the individual client. For this to occur, it is necessary for health professionals to work in partnership with individuals, families and communities and to rely on the expertise and ability of these individuals and groups in understanding, learning and managing their own situation.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS