The World Health Organization's definition of health: Social versus spiritual health

@article{Larson1996TheWH,
  title={The World Health Organization's definition of health: Social versus spiritual health},
  author={James S. Larson},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={38},
  pages={181-192}
}
  • J. Larson
  • Published 1 June 1996
  • Medicine
  • Social Indicators Research
The World Health Organization formulated its definition of health following World War II, during a period when the social health of societies was in question. Since that definition in 1946, social scientists have dutifully followed its precepts and attempted to operationalize its concepts, including social well-being. But, American social scientists have found that psychosocial well-being may be a more accurate formulation of mental and social well-being, and they have questioned the… 
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