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Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring

Galvin, Kathleen T.; Todres, Les

Authors

Kathleen T. Galvin

Les Todres



Abstract

This article offers a conceptual framework by which different kinds and levels of well-being can be named, and as such, provides a foundation for a resource-oriented approach in situations of illness and vulnerability (rather than a deficit-oriented approach). Building on a previous paper that articulated the philosophical foundations of an existential theory of well-being ("Dwelling-mobility"), we show here how the theory can be further developed towards practice-relevant concerns. We introduce 18 kinds of well-being that are intertwined and inter-related, and consider how each emphasis can lead to the formulation of resources that have the potential to give rise to well-being as a felt experience. By focusing on a much wider range of well-being possibilities, practitioners may find new directions for care that are not just literal but also at an existential level.

Citation

Galvin, K. T., & Todres, L. (2010). Kinds of well-being: a conceptual framework that provides direction for caring. International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, 6(4), doi:10.3402/qhw.v6i4.10362

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2011
Online Publication Date Dec 9, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being
Print ISSN 1748-2623
Electronic ISSN 1748-2631
Publisher Co-Action Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 4
Article Number 10362
DOI https://doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v6i4.10362
Keywords Phenomenology; Well-being; Existential; Conceptual framework; Caring science; Care; Philosophy; Heidegger
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/469208
Publisher URL http://www.ijqhw.net/index.php/qhw/article/view/10362
Additional Information Copy of article published in International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being 2011,v.6, no.4 at: <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.ijqhw.net/index.php/qhw/article/view/10362" target="_blank">http://www.ijqhw.net/index.php/qhw/article/view/10362</a>

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©2011 K. T. Galvin & L. Todres. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.



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