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Quality of life and family:FCW-I

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  • Concept of quality of life

  • Indicators of quality of life

  • Family and Millennium goals

Concept of quality of Life

  • Philosophical background (Brock, 1993)

  • First approach

  • Characteristics of good life that are dictated by normative ideals based on a religious, philosophical or other systems.

    E.g.. Belief that good life must include helping others because it is dictated by our religious principles.

Concept of quality of Life

  • Second approach-

  • Definition of good life on the basis of satisfaction of preferences.

    E.g.- Within the constraints of resources they possess, people will select those things which will most enhance their quality of life.

    - Quality of life of a society is based on whether the citizens can obtain the things they desire.

Concept of quality of Life

  • Third approach

  • In terms of experience of individual

  • E.g.- if a person experiences her life to be good and desirable, it is assumed to be so.

  • - feelings of joy, pleasure, contentment, life satisfaction are important factors

Concept of quality of Life

  • Quality of life as individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns.

Concept of quality of Life

  • It is a broad ranging concept affected in a complex way by the person’s physical health, psychological state, level of independence, social relationships, personal beliefs and their relationship to the salient features of their environment.

Family and Millennium goals

  • The Millennium development Goals set in 2000 was a milestone in international development.

  • It has inspired developmental progress in improving the lives of hundreds of million of people around the world.

  • The goals aim to be attained by 2015.

The Millennium development Goals

  • 8 major goals in the declaration

  • Progress towards the 8 millennium development goals is measures through 21 targets and60 official indicators

  • Goal 1:

    Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

  • Goal 2:

    Achieve universal primary education

  • Goal 3:

    Promote gender equality and empower women

The Millennium development Goals

  • Goal 4:

    Reduce child mortality

  • Goal 5:

    Improve maternal health

  • Goal 6:

    Combat HIV/AIDS malaria and other diseases

  • Goal 7:

    Ensure environmental stability and sustainability

  • Goal 8:

    Develop a global partnership for development

‘We must not fail the billions who look to the international community to fulfil the promise of the millennium declaration for a better world.

Let us keep the promise.’

- UN secretary General

Ban-Ki Moon

Thank you


  • MDG Report 2010, Published by the united nations department of economic ad social affairs (DESA)- June 2010

  • World health organization (1992) Report of the meeting for the training of WHOQOL focus group moderators. Geneva WHO

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (2001) Measuring well being.

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