This opinion piece presents flourishing as a better metric for measuring health (compared to physical measures like blood pressure or life expectancy) because it takes multiple parts of a person’s life into account. The six domains of flourishing are:
- happiness and life satisfaction
- physical and mental health
- meaning and purpose
- character and virtue
- close social relationships
- financial and material security
The authors suggest that looking at health in this way would lead to different and better treatment that is more centered around the patient when people go to the doctor.