Health Settings: Fighting Inequality to Enhance Well-being

  • Isaac Prilleltensky
  • Geoffrey Nelson


Health is central to well-being. It is a precursor as well as a consequence of wellbeing. We conceptualize well-being in broad terms that include psychological and physical health. As previously defined in the book, well-being is a satisfactory state of affairs, brought about by the combined presence of values, resources, programmes and policies. Each one of these four components contributes to health. Indeed, health is one of the central values guiding our work. We regard health as an intrinsic as well as an extrinsic value. It has merit on its own accord, but it is also instrumental in bringing about self-determination, personal growth, and opportunities in life.


Eating Disorder Social Cohesion Community Psychologist Work Setting Power Differential 
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© Isaac Prilleltensky and Geoffrey Nelson 2002

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  • Isaac Prilleltensky
  • Geoffrey Nelson

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