On the nature and ethics of health promotion. An attempt at a systematic analysis

Health Care Analysis 1 (2):121-130 (1993)

This paper attempts to analyse the notion of health promotion and related conceptual issues within an action-theoretical framework. The purpose is both theoretical and ethical. The paper provides a taxonomy as well as a system for classifying various types of health promotion. This system is inspired by Professor G H von Wright's theory of action explanation. The theoretical framework is used in the ethical part of the paper where some major ethical dilemmas in health promotion are analysed. Particular attention is paid to the use of manipulation and force in health promotion. An attempt is made to define when such measures are justified in various health enhancing contexts
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Explanation and Understanding.G. H. von Wright - 1973 - Philosophical Quarterly 23 (91):176-178.
Explanation of Human Actions.Lennart Nordenfelt - 1974 - Uppsala, Filosofiska Föreningen Og Filosofiska Institutionen Vid Uppsala Universitet.

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