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Towards An Operational Understanding Of Wellness, Jerome Rachele, Tracy Washington, Wendell Cockshaw, Eric Brymer Jan 2013

Towards An Operational Understanding Of Wellness, Jerome Rachele, Tracy Washington, Wendell Cockshaw, Eric Brymer

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Despite the increased focus on wellness and wellness programs there is still no consensus as to what wellness is. This is in part because programs do not define wellness and in part because studies and programs employ vastly different outcome measures that arguably reflect other constructs such as health, well-being, and quality of life. In this paper, we suggest an operational understanding of wellness and show how wellness differs from health, quality of life and wellbeing. Academic literature on the subject of health, wellness, well-being and quality of life reveals confusion, as theorists and researchers frequently describe each of these ...