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Identifying Influences on Healthcare Policy

There are 3 questions listed below. Please provide a paragraph for each question. Thank you.

1.Discuss if the definition of health, as identified in 1948 by the World Health Organization (WHO), is still applicable today.

2.Describe at least one influence on health care policy that may contribute to the perception of health.

3.Provide rationales to back up your opinions using resources from at least three sources.
Please do not use websites for resources. Thanks.

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1. I believe that the definition of health as identified in 1948 by the World Health Organization is still applicable today, largely due to the fact that this definition utilizes the concept that health is composed of more than one component. Each of these components is just as important today as they were in 1948 in helping to ascertain the health or well-being of an individual, which includes their physical, mental, and social well-being as described in this 1948 definition. Due to the fact that the basic components of an individual's well-being have not changed since 1948, it is reasonably safe to say that the 1948 definition of health applies in ascertaining the overall health of an individual just as strongly and effectively today as it did in 1948. It is also important to point out that this definition points out that the mere absence of ...

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