Ivan Illich argued that health “is the capacity to cope with the human reality of death, pain and sickness.” While it is a non-standard definition, it speaks to a base standard of care for humanity. Without health we lack the capacity to do much else in life.
Original annotation: An off-the-beaten-path definition (of the idea of health}.
Health, argues Illich, is the capacity to cope with the human reality of death, pain, and sickness.1
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- broader terms (BT): health death pain sickness human rights
- narrower terms (NT): humanity
- related terms (RT): standard of care civility
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