Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a condition “of full physical, emotional and social well being and not just the absence of sickness and disease.” Over time different definitions have also been used for individual purposes. For instance, one school of thought believes that health is the absence of sickness and disease while another believes that health is the absence of death. Still another definition of health is one that involves balance, harmony, and uniformity – these are used by the WHO. In order to be classified as a healthy person, a person must meet the criteria of the WHO definition of health which includes: A general level of health, without being restricted to any special form or category of health.
It is important to note that many of the concepts used to determine the quality of life are not based on scientific research and experimentation. Instead, people use concepts such as the four P’s (personal preference, proximity to others, physical activity, and personal hygiene) in addition to other more scientific concepts to decide whether they have good health. This is not to say that all concepts about good health are incorrect. However, many are wrong and must be altered to better reflect the reality of the modern world. Many of these concepts are based on universal laws that are often manipulated by humans through the promotion of certain products and services. This creates problems when it comes to understanding the concepts of health and the concepts that surround it because they are based on assumptions and facts.
There are many factors that come into play when one attempts to redefine the definition of health care. However, one factor that should always be included is the definition of what health means for individuals and families. The definition of what health means for an individual can change based upon the circumstances an individual encounters in his/her life. It is this individual or family responsibility that should guide any attempts at creating health care systems that work. This also encompasses how well such a system is being implemented.