On medicine and health enhancement - Towards a conceptual framework

This paper contains an attempt at constructing a semantic framework for the field of health enhancement. The latter is here conceived as an extremely general category covering the whole area of health care and health promotion. With this framework as a basis I attempt to define the place of medicine within the enterprise of health enhancement. I finally indicate some normative issues for the future, in particular problems and possible developments for medicine as a species of health enhancement
Keywords definitions  health-enhancement  health care  health promotion  medicine
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1023/A:1009949517421
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,442
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Boris Eßmann (2011). Human Enhancement: Revisiting the Ethical Framework. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 14 (4):425-427.
Janice G. Raymond (1982). Medicine as Patriarchal Religion. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (2):197-216.
Nordenfelt Lennart (2000). Towards a New Paradigm for Health Promotion. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 3 (3):315-317.
D. M. Weinstock (2011). How Should Political Philosophers Think of Health? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4):424-435.
William E. Stempsey (2001). Plato and Holistic Medicine. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (2):201-209.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

21 ( #222,848 of 1,925,107 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #418,130 of 1,925,107 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.