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Dimensions of health and health promotion

Author: Lennart Nordenfelt; Per-Erik Liss
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2003.
Series: Value inquiry book series, v. 138.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A consideration of current debates in the philosophy of medicine and health care regarding the nature of health and health promotion, concepts and measurements of mental health problems, phenomenological conceptions of health and illness, allocation of health care resources and medical ethics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennart Nordenfelt; Per-Erik Liss
ISBN: 9042009241 9789042009240
OCLC Number: 56600177
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: xv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Editors' Preface --
Pt. 1. Characterizations of Health and the Good Life --
1. Health, Doctors, and the Good Life: A Footnote to Plato --
2. Health as Metaphor and as Metonymy --
An Exploration --
3. An Evolutionary Concept of Health: Health as Natural Function --
Pt. 2. Concepts and Measurements of Mental Health. The Context of Psychotherapeutic Treatment --
4. Health, Psychopathology, and the Action of the "Talking Cures" --
5. A Conceptual Approach to Measuring Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Treatment --
Pt. 3. Health and Illness from a Phenomenological Point of View --
6. Health as Receptivity: A Phenomenological Interpretation of Allostasis --
7. A Phenomenological Analysis of the Concepts Handicap and Illness --
Pt. 4. Health and Health Promotion from the point of view of family medicine, medical genetics and the care of the elderly --
8. Health and Dialogue-Based Medicine --
9. Transgressive Technologies in Reproductive Medicine: Do They Call for a Revision of Notions of Health? --
10. Old, Ill and Estranged: On the Needs of Persons Receiving Elderly Care --
Pt. 5. Constraints on Interventions: Scientific and Ethical Requirements --
11. Allocation of Scarce Resources in Health Care: Values and Concepts --
12. Quackery --
13. Private Life: Sketching Entrances for Ethical Analysis --
Works Cited --
About the Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Value inquiry book series, v. 138.
Responsibility: edited by Lennart Nordenfelt, Per-Erik Liss.

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A consideration of current debates in the philosophy of medicine and health care regarding the nature of health and health promotion, concepts and measurements of mental health problems, phenomenological conceptions of health and illness, allocation of health care resources and medical ethics.

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