Chapter 3—Being a Health Literate Consumer

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Do Now:
Answer the following questions:
1) Are you a knowledgeable health
consumer? Why or why not?
2) What makes you decide to
purchase a product?
Being a Health Literate
Consumer
EQ: How does making good
consumer choices affect your
health?
Health Consumer
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Anyone who purchases or uses
health products or services
Think-pair-share
What makes you buy one
product over another?
How do your choices affect your
health?
How do I choose?
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Comparison shopping—judging the
benefits of different products by comparing
several factors
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Cost
Features
Quality
Warranty
Safety
Recommendations
Consumer Rights
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Right to safety
Right to choose
Right to be informed
Right to be heard
Right to have problems corrected
Right to consumer education
Product labels
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Name & intended use
Directions
Precautions and warnings
Manufacturer’s information
Amount in the container
Active ingredients
Media & Advertising
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Advertising—A written or spoken
media message designed to interest
consumers in purchasing a product or
service.
Media—the main means of mass
communication (especially television,
radio, newspapers, and the Internet)
regarded collectively.
Group Discussion
Question #1
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How do you think the media
affects your choices as a
health consumer?
Question #2
Makers of name-brand products
pay large sums of money to
have their products used in
movies. Do you feel this is fair
advertising? Should it be
permitted? Why or why not?
Question #3
Each group member should share one
health related product they have
purchased recently and answer the
following questions:
1) What made you buy this product?
2) How does this product affect your
health (positive or negative)?
3) Are you satisfied with this product, why
or why not?
Question #4
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What are 3 things you could do that
would make you a better health
consumer?
Health Services
Health Services
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Health care providers—A group
of professionals trained in the
health field.
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Primary care physicians—A
medical professional who
provides the first line of health
care
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Specialists—A physician who
has received additional training in
a particular field.
Health Care Facility
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Any place staffed by health care
professionals and equipped for
delivery of health services.
Facilities for Health Care Services
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Short Term
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Hospital
Clinics
Outpatient surgical facility
Long term
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Rehabilitation Center
Nursing homes
Health Fraud
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Malpractice—Failure by a health professional
to meet accepted standards
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Fraud—Deliberate deceit or trickery
Paying for Health Services
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Health insurance—A plan to cover
part or most costs of expenses and
care associated with medical treatment
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Premium: Fee insured person pays for
coverage
HMO’s (Health Maintenance Organizations)
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A group of physicians of different
specialties who work together to
provide medical services to members
PPO (Preferred Provider Organizations)
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Type of insurance in which medical
providers agree to charge less to
members of the plan.
Medicare
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Health insurance program
that is available to people
who are 65 years or older
and to those who receive
Social Security disability
benefits
Medicaid
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An assistance program of medical aid
for people of all ages who are unable
to afford medical care.
PUBLIC HEALTH
Public Health
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A community wide effort to monitor and
promote the welfare of the population
A Community is…
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Neighborhood
City
State
Nation
World
Civic Duty
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Means being a responsible citizen
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Follow the law
Vote
Participate in community projects
Follow basic health practices
Examples:
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Red Cross—Assists in times of wars and
disaster
NIH-National Institute of Health
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Medical research, grants, funding
WHO-World Health Organization
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Programs to eradicate diseases and address
pollution