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Health, Doctors and the Good Life - a footnote to Plato
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Religion and Culture, Philosophy.
2003 (English)In: Dimensions of Health and Health Promotion / [ed] Lennart Nordenfelt, Per-Erik Liss, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi , 2003, 37-54 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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This book contains scholarly contributions to several current debates in the philosophy of medicine and health care regarding the nature of health and health promotion, concepts and measurements of mental illness, phenomenological conceptions of health and illness, allocation of health care resources, criteria for proper medical science, the clinical meeting, and ethical constraints in such a meeting.

With one exception, the authors in this book are or have been teachers or graduate students at the interdisciplinary Department of Health and Society (Tema H) at Linköping University, Sweden. While all the texts have a philosophical focus, many other disciplines have influenced the choice of specific perspectives. The university backgrounds of the authors range from medicine, psychology, sociology, and religion to philosophy. What binds the authors together is their deep interest in the theory of medicine and in the pursuit of a philosophy of humanistic medicine and health care.

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Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi , 2003. 37-54 p.
, Value Inquiry Book Series, ISSN 0929-8436 ; 138
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34917Local ID: 24052ISBN: 90-420-0924-1ISBN: 978-9-0420-0924-0OAI: diva2:255765
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved

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