The central idea in this book is the concept of balance composed of five universal elements that support survival of human beings. The elements of adaptation, equilibrium, homeostasis, needs, and health are unlocked with balance-seeking behaviors in response to internal and external environments. The concepts of imbalance, open systems, culture, behavior pyramid, and the health-illness continuum drawn from the sociological, psychological, physical and medical sciences are put together in this cohesive and universal approach to human survival as it applies to the health and nursing professions.
Daisy Magalit Rodriguez, MN,MPA,RN is a professional registered nurse with a wide range of experiences in clinical and supervisory hospital management, education, and leadership in professional nursing organizations. She received the “2011 Nurse Educator Excellence Award” by the Philippine Nurses Association of America and the “Outstanding Alumna Award” in 2015 from her alma mater, the University of the Philippines -School of Nursing. She is co-author of two book chapters on Philippine culture and two studies on Filipino health. She wrote close to twenty unpublished poems and recognized poet by the International Who’s Who in Poetry.