Einleitung: Reflexionen über den Gesundheitsbegriff in seinem Kontext

  • Introduction – Reflections on Concepts of Health in Their Context. Contrary to what is often believed, health is not simply an objective condition that is easily determined and measured by strict medical criteria in clinical or scientific settings. It is a multifaceted phenomenon whose perception and understanding is influenced profoundly by people’s personal experience, cultural background and social environment. Correspondingly, there is great variety in concepts and definitions of health, both today and in a historical perspective. This collection of studies examines a number of such contextual factors that influence concepts, values and practices related to health, both present and past. It also makes a number of recommendations relevant to medical professionals, politicians, patients and other healthcare stakeholders as to how healthcare systems can be improved and enriched. It advocates a holistic approach to the understanding of health and disease, which involves embracing historical and philosophical concepts in medical reasoning, learning from health practices originated in other parts of the world and establishing interdisciplinary ways of thinking in biomedical research and clinical care.

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Author:Philip van der Eijk, Roman M. Marek, Detlev Ganten
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:b4-opus4-36559
ISBN:9783110713336
Parent Title (German):Was ist Gesundheit? : Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven aus Medizin, Geschichte und Kultur
Publisher:De Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin, Boston
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:German
Date of Publication (online):2021/10/25
Publishing Institution:Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Release Date:2022/01/28
GND Keyword:Antike; Evolution; Gesundheitspolitik; Gesundheitswesen; Hippocrates; Virchow, Rudolf; Krankheitsbegriff; Medizin; Umwelt; Verhalten
First Page:1
Last Page:11
Institutes:BBAW / Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Zukunft der Medizin: "Gesundheit für alle"
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 18 Antike, mittelalterliche und östliche Philosophie / 180 Antike, mittelalterliche und östliche Philosophie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 93 Geschichte des Altertums (bis ca. 499), Archäologie / 930 Geschichte des Altertums bis ca. 499, Archäologie
Schriftenreihen in Einzelbeiträgen:BBAW / Schriftenreihen / Humanprojekt : interdisziplinäre Anthropologie / Band 18 : Was ist Gesundheit? : interdisziplinäre Perspektiven aus Medizin, Geschichte und Kultur
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International