RAPPORTEUR'S REPORT Conference
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PLEASURE AND HEALTH The point of departure of this conference is that health goes beyond the simple presence or absence of disease to include emotional and spiritual elements, political and social context, and the overall interaction between the individual and his or her environment. This definition is critically linked to what is now called "quality of life." There is evidence that pleasure contributes to physical health as traditionally defined. But pleasure is also crucial for health, because it addresses the subjective elements that have recently come to the fore in considering healthfulness.