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Being well and well-being: the value of community and professional concepts in understanding positive health

Elaine Cameron, Jonathan Mathers, and Jayne Parry

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter draws on empirical evidence regarding professionals and service users' views. It draws on the results of a Department of Health-funded study to explore understanding of health and ... More


Using health and subjective well-being for quality of life measurement: a review

Robert A. Cummins and Anna L.D. Lau

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the relevance of SWB as a possible policy goal, and examines issues of measurement. It reviews and critiques different measures of health and well-being and explains the ... More


Well-Being and the Value of Health

Daniel M. Hausman

in Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If the value of health consists in its contribution to well-being, then it is important to clarify the notion of well-being—of how good someone’s life is for that person. After distinguishing ... More


Health and Happiness

Daniel M. Hausman

in Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Paul Dolan and others have suggested that health should be evaluated in terms of mental states or subjective experience rather than by preferences. This chapter examines Dolan and Kahneman’s argument ... More


Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering

Daniel M. Hausman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233181
eISBN:
9780190233204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233181.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Those who are responsible for health policy want to know how seriously diseases, injuries, and risk factors diminish health and how significantly different policies improve health. To provide this ... More


Coping with Loneliness: Health and Well-Being Among Older Women in Australia

Dawn Joosten-Hagye and Anne Katz

in Women's Journey to Empowerment in the 21st Century: A Transnational Feminist Analysis of Women's Lives in Modern Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190927097
eISBN:
9780190927127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927097.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Communities and Organizations

This chapter examines loneliness and how it affects health and well-being. It discusses how loneliness may lead to ill health but also how ill health may lead to feelings of loneliness. It reviews ... More


Improvisation and health: Why improvising is good for you

Raymond A. R. MacDonald and Graeme B. Wilson

in The Art of Becoming: How Group Improvisation Works

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190840914
eISBN:
9780190840952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840914.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses specifically upon the use of musical improvisation for health and well-being. It considers the fundamental features of improvisation and links them to possible improvements in ... More


Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy

Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678136
eISBN:
9780191757686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The books reconstructs in great detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives. Drawing on a wide variety of sources—ranging from cheap ... More


Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Elizabeth L. Krause

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557915
eISBN:
9780226558103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558103.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The coveted “Made in Italy” label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic ... More


The Role of Sleep in Human Performance and Well-Being

Nita Lewis Shattuck, Panagiotis Matsangas, Vincent Mysliwiec, and Jennifer L. Creamer

in Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190455132
eISBN:
9780190455156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455132.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores the influence of sleep on human performance and well-being. A general discussion of the role of sleep in humans is followed by a description of the functions of various stages ... More


The Role of Music in Senior Citizens’ Lives

C. Victor Fung and Lisa J. Lehmberg

in Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199371686
eISBN:
9780199371716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371686.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter further illuminates the role of music in the lives of the senior citizen music participants and nonparticipants by examining their perceptions of the physical, psychological, and social ... More


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