Defining Health: exploring the meaning of an illness

Being healthy and feeling well is a gift of life. Living in good health requires continuous attention and care. Being ill can often be seen as an invitation to regain the right balance and path. Remaining healthy consists of activating one’s own responsibility (response – ability) and creating environments people live and work in that contribute to health development. Hence, we adopt the proposed alternative definition of health by Machteld Huber and colleagues in which “the ability to adapt and to self manage” is key. (BMJ 2011;343:d4163)

Please do add examples of where you are already seeing this in the comment area below.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes