Illness Wellness Continuum
The Illness-Wellness Continuum is the first of Dr. Travis’ three key wellness concepts. Most of us think of “wellness” in terms of “illness” and assume that the absence of illness indicates wellness. There are actually many degrees of wellness, just as there are many degrees of illness. The Illness-Wellness Continuum illustrates the relationship of the treatment paradigm to the wellness paradigm. An individual can move beyond the “neutral” point to increasingly higher levels of wellness. Moving from the center to the left shows a progressively worsening state of health. Moving to the right of center indicates increasing levels of health and wellbeing. The wellness paradigm directs you beyond the neutral point and encourages you to move as far toward wellness as possible. Even though people often lack physical symptoms, they may still be bored, depressed, tense, anxious, or simply unhappy with their lives. Such emotional states often set the stage for physical and mental disease. High-level wellness simply defines choices we can make over things we can control in our life.
The first slide of the template gives you the opportunity to indicate your health status on a ten-point scale. This slide contains a great infographic and five blocks of information. This slide will be useful for doctors and laboratory workers. You can indicate the general condition of the patient on this slide. You can also show the results of the patient’s analysis on a 10-point scale. The next slide will be useful for department heads. You can demonstrate to employees that it is necessary to timely inform the progress of the project and prevent the project from going into the red zone. Each of the four areas of the slide has its own brief description. You can prescribe basic instructions for each situation. The third slide can be used by HR managers when preparing a report on potential candidates. This slide will help you present the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate in four main categories. You can also use this slide to prepare information about the members of your development team. The last slide presents the four categories of the patient’s condition – healthy, reacting, injured, ill. This slide will primarily be useful to doctors and healthcare professionals. Also, teachers of medical universities can use this slide. For example, you can indicate the main symptoms of the disease at each stage of the disease. This slide can also be used by pharmaceutical industry workers.
The Illness Wellness Continuum template consists of four modern professional slides. All slides in this template are editable and you can independently make all the necessary changes in accordance with your corporate identity. This template will complement and update your old presentations. The template will be useful for HR staff and business trainers.