Ecological Models: Case Study
-Choose one case study and describe the ecological model using:
A)Alcohol use as the health behavior.
B)Smoking as the health behavior.
C) Teenage sex as the health behavior.
D)Bicycle helmets as the health behavior.
E)Vegetarian diet as the health behavior.
F)Cancer screenings as the health behavior.
•Primary sources of influence on health behavior
•Interpersonal processes and primary group
1.Select any other Health issue and indicate how the ecological model can be applied to it. Choose a second health problem and indicate if the ecological model would generate behavior changes? Why or why not?
2.Using the ecological approach, compare and contrast the implementation of a tobacco cessation program compared to any other program.
3.While the ecological model approaches behavior change at all levels, how can health educators overcome the fine balance of responsibility? How can the approach to understanding or changing behavior be balanced between the individual’s choice and the environment in which they live? Is this just a way for the individual to say, “It’s not my fault?”