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Quo Vadis Medical Healing: Past Concepts and New Approaches
By Stefan N. Willich (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date January 1, 2009
Pages 184
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789048180318
ISBN-10 9048180317
Original list price $189.00
Other format details medical
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Medical healing implies knowledge of the assumptions that underlie our understanding of "health," and, concomitantly, how we define well being and its opposites, illness and disease. Today, health, health care (business, wellness, recreation), and medicine (especially research-driven scientific medicine) have become separate entities with different institutions, budgets, marketing philosophies and "corporate cultures". Furthermore, healing is individual and subjective, yet at the same time also culturally determined. The present volume brings together papers on these topics in an unique interdisciplinary approach. The book provides an ethical framework for healthcare from a political perspective. It discusses definitions of the terminology of healing and health and their ethical and medical implications including their historical contexts. A separate section expands the theme of the cultural constructedness of healing by the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathy. Modern medicine has a strong focus on acute care, which urgently needs to place greater emphasis on preventive medicine including the crucial importance of social factors on health and on the emergence of "public health". The point of view of Business Concepts, their potential and limitations are by no means neglected and the legal ramifications of genetic research and innovative medical strategies with regard to some of our most foundational notions are discussed.



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Hardcover
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With Susanna Elm (other contributor) | 1 edition from Springer Verlag (January 1, 2009)
9781402089411 | details & prices | 171 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $189.00
About: Medical healing implies knowledge of the assumptions that underlie our understanding of "health," and, concomitantly, how we define well being and its opposites, illness and disease.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780137458295 Book cover for 9789048180318
 
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With S. Elm | from Springer Verlag (January 1, 2009)
9789048180318 | details & prices | 184 pages | List price $189.00
About: Medical healing implies knowledge of the assumptions that underlie our understanding of "health," and, concomitantly, how we define well being and its opposites, illness and disease.
With Susanna Elm (other contributor), Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember | 3rd edition from Prentice Hall (December 1, 1997); titled "Anthropology: A Brief Introduction"
9780137458295 | details & prices | 422 pages | 7.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $45.90
This edition also contains Anthropology: A Brief Introduction

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