Towards a New Science of Health

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Overview

The foundations of the health sciences need to be re-conceptualized. The mechanistic biomedical model seemingly so successful in the past is now criticized for its failure to explain what health is and how it can be maintained. The world's major health problems no longer seem to be under control. Towards a New Science of Health presents a radical alternative to current biomedical thinking.

This unique and controversial book is the first to offer serious practical ideas for the renewal of the health sciences. It provides both a radical spirit of inquiry which draws on a broad knowledge base and a variety of approaches, and a science which will build on innovative research. Presenting an overview of all major paradigms in the health sciences, their historical development, sociocultural background and value, the book provides a framework for innovative thinking in health. Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives and focusing on a variety of approaches systems theory, human experience, and biography, the healing process and social relations the authors aim to bridge the gap between personal experience and scientific knowledge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415081719
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/2/1993
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

E. Gopel, D.K. Callebaut, R.Rijke, P.Mielants and P.Rijanders, J.U. Niehoff and F. Schneider, M. De Vries, L. Reijnders, J.W. Salmon, J.W. Ratcliffe, D. Canter and L. Nanke, J. Leeber and J. Vansteenkiste

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