THE MEDICINE WHEEL:
The Nursing Clinic located at the Judith Fisher Centre.
Email address: LasquetiHealthCentre@gmail.com
Nurse: Dianne McClure RN/MN
Cell: 250-240-5712 | Home: 250-752-7419
Clinic phone (during clinic hours): 250-333-8891
Hours: Drop in Thursday from 11:00am – 3:00pm September/October 2018
If any one has a health related topic that they would like to see in the Medicine Wheel feel free to email me your suggestions at: email@example.com
*Infant and childhood immunization clinic at the Judith Fisher Health Center.*
If you are interested in having your child immunized for any of their childhood immunizations please get in touch with me at 250-240-5712 to make an appointment and ensure the required vaccines can be ordered. I will be coming over by private boat for this clinic and will be able to start at 10:00 am with the last appointment at 3:30 pm.
What is Health? Recently I have been reflecting on the meaning of “health”. During these “Covid-19 times” it may appear that health is defined by some, as simply the absence of disease. Of course health is much broader than this.
In 1948, at the time of the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO) the generally accepted definition of health was that “health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. This broader definition of health, for the first time in human history promoted that in addition to the absence of disease or infirmity that social welfare is an integral component of overall health as health is closely linked to our social environment and living conditions.
Within the past couple of decades the WHO has amended it’s definition of health to include a fourth dimension, that of spiritual health. Spiritual health involves a sense of fulfillment with our own lives. It includes “a system of values which encompasses self esteem, self awareness and presence, peacefulness and tranquility with dynamic emotional balance, both internal and toward the environment, morality and truthfulness, selflessness, positive emotions, compassion and willingness to help others, responsibility and contribution to the common good, and successful management of everyday life problems and demands as well as social stress”. The addition of this fourth dimension to the definition of “health” makes it a seemingly impossible goal, however I feel one worth pursuing. An individual’s pursuit of overall health is as unique as the individual and whether one embraces the WHO’s definition of health an individual’s health pursuit of health can and will affect the broader community.
Health for All! Blessings, Dianne
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