Category:Quality of Life

Quality of life is a complex construct where the precise definition, and name, is not yet agreed upon. Quality of life, or QOL, is specific to individuals and their perceptions. Over the past few decades QOL has moved from defining the absence of negatives e.g. ill health, to a well-being approach that accepts that disease can be a part of someone's life even while they maintain what they perceive to be a "good life". It is a concept that is gaining popularity with researchers, policymakers and clinicians in an effort to view the human person in a holistic way and provide person-centred care.