Health-Illness Continuum

Introduction

Illness-Wellness continuum is an illustration which proposed that the well-being of an individual is composed of the mental consciousness, emotional health and the state of whether a person has an illness or not. This concept was proposed by Travis in the year 1972. The healthy condition of a person varies with times where one could be physically fine and in other instances suffer from certain conditions(Payton, 2017).Examination of the health-illness continuum and its relation to the human experience helps to recognize the importance of adaptation to maintain health and well-being.Currently, healthcare focuses more on disease and illness and less on well-being and health. Every individualhave their unique health definition based on how they feel, are there any symptoms of an illness, and can they function and carry out daily duties. A continuum care system helps in the tracking of a patient's condition from time to time and can determine the intensity of care that they need to say healthy.

Health-illness continuum

A state of well-being or wellness is a dynamic goal and a growing process. Therefore, decision making is required daily in areas relating to health and encompasses the whole individual. High-level wellness is on the right end of the continuum while illness or premature death is to the left. The midline of the continuum is a neutral point with no discernible illness or wellness. The theory relates that individuals move back a

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