Flashcards in Understanding of health and wellbeing Deck (4)
illness is a subjective concept related to personal experience of a disease.
Example: a person who had a positive experience with a disease in the past, may experience a lower level of illness than a person who had more negative experience with the disease.
health and wellbeing
the overall state of a person's physical, social, emotion, mental, social and spiritual health and wellbeing. It is characterised by an equilibrium in which the individual feels happy, healthy, capable and engaged.
a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, it is no merely the absence of disease or infirmity.