Health Care : Current Reviews

Health Care : Current Reviews
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Health

The meaning of health has evolved over time. In keeping with the biomedical perspective, early definitions of health focused on the theme of the body's ability to function; health was seen as a state of normal function that could be disrupted from time to time by disease.An example of such a definition of health is: "a state characterized by anatomic, physiologic, and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued family, work, and community roles; ability to deal with physical, biological psychological and social stress Then in 1948, in a radical departure from previous definitions, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition that aimed higher: linking health to well-being in terms of "physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.Although this definition was welcomed by some as being innovative, it was also criticized as being vague,

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