On the notion of health as ability
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 21, 48-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper an outline of a theory of health based on the notion of ability is presented. A persons health is defined as his or her second-order ability to realize vital goals given standard or otherwise reasonable circumstances. The crucial concepts: vital goal, standard circumstance and second-order ability, are characterized in the paper. Special emphasis is laid upon the third concept, second-order ability, which is of particular importance for the theory of rehabilitation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare , 2014. Vol. 21, 48-52 p.
vital goal; rehabilitation; health; ability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110718DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2014.952902ISI: 000340524500011PubMedID: 25116745OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110718DiVA: diva2:748423