Individual Work Before Class (Assignment LE1.1) Video (2:40 minutes): Alberta Ca

Individual Work Before Class (Assignment LE1.1)
Video (2:40 minutes): Alberta Ca

Individual Work Before Class (Assignment LE1.1)
Video (2:40 minutes): Alberta Canada Health Services: Your Voice: What does health mean to you? (children’s perspectives)
Video (3:50 minutes): Action for Global Health: What Does being healthy mean to you? (global perspective)

What does being “well” or “healthy” mean to you?
How do you think your meaning of well or healthy might differ from others’ meanings of well or healthy?
Web source: What it means to be well. Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine. Online exhibit by the Science Museum, London. Downloaded December 23, 2016.
Are you aware of how a particular condition is viewed as a disease, illness, or disability in one culture but as a blessing, annoyance, or ability in another culture? Briefly describe.
If not, why is this alternative perspective (e.g., blessing, annoyance, ability) important for modern medicine?
Web source: Vital Signs (Body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure). Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Downloaded January 5, 2016.,P00866/
When we report to a health professional (e.g., nurse, doctor, technician, etc.) a nurse almost always measures our vital signs. They do this whether we have a problem or whether we are there for a routine checkup. Why do you think they check regardless of our status?
Today we will start an investigation of our vital signs – what they are, and how we measure them. Why is it recommended that we know how to measure our own vital signs?
Chapter: Walker HK. (1990). The Origins of the History and Physical Examination. In: Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1990. Chapter 1. Available from: and (PDF)
What is the patient history? What is the physical examination?
The development of the patient history and the physical examination is filled with innovation. Walker focused on the contributions of 10 European men. Who were they, and what did their innovations have to do with the development of the patient history and/or the physical examination? Who is missing from Walker’s story?
For all Science Talks. Record three (3) big wondering questions sparked by, and related to, the assigned readings. (Examples of big, wondering questions are: Why are humans biased, Where did cells come from, Why is the sky blue, Where do dogs come from, Does the universe end, etc.)