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What is health and wellness?

Bonnie Lynn Wright, PhD
Geriatrics Nursing

The definition of health goes way beyond 'the absence of disease'.  Even the World Health Organization uses a broader definition. 

It is also managing a chronic disease successfully to minimize complications and recurrences.  Healthy people are able to utilize whatever resources are available to them to live their lives on their own terms.  A paraplegic who goes to work every day, supports their family and enjoys being alive is healthy. 

A brilliant professor of mine defines health as functional competence.  Over time, that definition has held up under scrutiny.   

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