Health promotion and clinical dialogue
1995 (English)In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 25, no 3, 247-256 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Clinical medicine would gain from a discussion of the significance of health promotion. Some central concepts are discussed: the diagnostic process; disease prevention vs. health promotion; the practical importance of the understanding of the difference between the 2 concepts health and absence-of-disease. The concept of health catches the intra-personal level, the undisrupted self, whereas absence of disease concerns the proper functioning of the organism, the human biology. By means of comparing 2 diagnoses, multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyagia syndrome (FS), it is argued that there are diagnoses of at least 2 distinct kinds. The diagnosis of MS is similar to a scientific discovery, whereas the diagnosis of FS is constructed more like criminal law. Consequently, diagnosis-based disease prevention and health promotion have to comply with a wide range reality. Finally, clinical dialogue is pointed out as a method that successfully combines diagnostic, preventive and promotive efforts, as well as clinical care and cure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 1995. Vol. 25, no 3, 247-256 p.
Diagnostic process, Fibromyalgia syndrome, Clinical dialoguel, Clinical health promotion, Disease prevention, Patient education
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98526DOI: 10.1016/0738-3991(95)00802-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98526DiVA: diva2:783038