Benchmark: 5.1. Understand the human experience across the     health-illness continuum.

The benchmark assesses the following competency:

Benchmark: 5.1. Understand the human experience across the     health-illness continuum.

Research the health-illness continuum and its relevance to patient    care. In a 750-1,000 word paper, discuss the relevance of the    continuum to patient care and present a perspective of your current    state of health in relation to the wellness spectrum. Include the  following:

  1. Examine the health-illness continuum and discuss why this      perspective is important to consider in relation to health and the      human experience when caring for patients.
  2. Reflect on your     overall state of health. Discuss what  behaviors support or detract     from your health and well-being.  Explain where you currently fall on     the health-illness continuum.
  3. Discuss the options and     resources available to you to help you  move toward wellness on the     health-illness spectrum. Describe how  these would assist in moving     you toward wellness (managing a chronic  disease, recovering from an     illness, self-actualization, etc.).