Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health also means the capacities and abilities to play useful roles in society, to adjust ourselves to environmental changes and to cope with all related problems. We hope to instill a framework that will develop as a journey over internship students lifes. In residency you reflect, meet with colleagues, and continually refine skills. These types of action learning cycles do not exist for management practices, and yet failure of management practices are a major cause of harm.
Health is not a static condition. Throughout the all years of life it must be:
- protected - what is defined as disease prevention,
- improved - what is defined as health promotion,
- recovered - what is defined as treatment and rehabilitation.