Health: The Foundations for Achievement
This inspirational book provides the philosophical backbone tocountless courses for health professionals. It poses twofundamental questions - "What is health?" and "How can more healthbe achieved?" - and answers them at a depth unmatched by any othertext in this field. David Seedhouse shows that these questions lieat the heart of health practice, and explains why all healthworkers should ponder them deeply.
This second edition retains the freshness and enthusiasm of thefirst, while making the foundations theory and its practicalapplications clearer and more accessible than ever. The bookincludes additional material and discussion, new case studies andrevised illustrations.
* Describes and explores competing theories of health
* Establishes a practical and ethical foundation for healthpromotion and education
* Explains the foundations theory - a novel and comprehensive wayto understand health
* Shows how the foundations theory might be used to create morehumane health services
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Chapter One What is Health?
Chapter Two The Need for Philosophy
Chapter Three The Problem of Meaning
Chapter Four Theories of Health
Chapter Five The Fullest Sense of Health
Chapter Six The Idea of Human Potential
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