Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:An Overview of the Culture of Health Care
Lecture:What is meant by "the culture of health care"
Slide content:Defining Terms: Health The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a definition of health that has not been amended since 1948: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Harris, Puskarz , & Golab , 2016 5
Slide notes:We talk a lot about health care, health care professionals, health information technology, but what do we mean by these terms? To begin to understand these terms, we need to begin with the term health. Although health is often thought of as the absence of disease, the World Health Organizations definition suggests that health is determined by factors that include, but go beyond, the bodys physical state. The WHO [W-H-O] is an agency of the United Nations (UN) thats concerned with international public health. It was established on April 7, 1948, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations. 5