3.2.1 Definition of Terms
The following section summarizes the main terms used by researchers and practitioners, often drawn from different disciplines.
Health. The most widely referenced definition of health is that of the WHO which defines health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (World Health Organization 1946).
Well-being has been described as not just the benefits gained from good psychological and physical health, but also related to specific aspects such as favourable thoughts and feelings, satisfaction with