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Kpolster Chapter 2

Chapter Two

Health Skills Specific tools and strategies to maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health.
Interpersonal Communication The exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more people.
Refusal Skills Communication strategies that can help you say no when you are urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthful, or that go against your values.
Conflict Resolution The process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving.
Stress The reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands.
Stress Management Skills Skills that help you reduce and manage stress in your life.
Advocacy Taking action to influence others to address a health-related concern or to support a health related belief.
Values The ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live.
Decision-making skills Steps that enable you to make a healthful decision.
Short-term goal A goal you can reach in a short period of time.
Long-term goal A goal that youplan to reach over an extended period of time.
Action plan A multistep strategyto identify and achieve your goals.
Health consumer Someone who purchases or uses health products or sevices
Advertising A written or spoken media message designed to intrest consumers in purchasing a product or service
Comparison Shopping Judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors, such as quality, features, and cost.
Warranty A company's or stores written argeement to repair a product or refund your money if the product doesnt function properly.
Consumer Advocates people or groups whose sole purpose is to take on regional, national, and even international consumer issues.
Malpractice Failure by a heaalth professional to meet accepted standards.
Health Fraud The sale of worthless products or services that claim to prevent disease or cure other health problems.
Created by: kpolster