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On the notion of health as ability
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Health and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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Informa Healthcare , 2014. Vol. 21, 48-52 p.
Keyword [en]
vital goal; rehabilitation; health; ability
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Basic Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110718DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2014.952902ISI: 000340524500011PubMedID: 25116745OAI: diva2:748423
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2014-09-19

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