This is from last year also – going-back to my perception of medically fit, which over the winter months has become a new hospital (care?) mantra.
You are fit… medically fit.
This isn’t something that you often hear doctors or nurses telling their patients. Instead, it is a communication tool used inside hospitals to convey certain information between different people. What does it mean? Does medically unfit mean that there is something terribly wrong, and, does medically fit signify that all is well and there is no longer any disease?
There are formal, internationally recognised definitions of health – for example, the World Health Organisation described it back in 1946 as a ‘state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’
Reading this definition, how many of us are healthy? I suspect, very few. I mean, I don’t see myself as being ‘unhealthy’, but I certainly don’t tick all the requirements of the definition, and that is me… and I don’t have that much wrong with me.
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