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Concepts and Measurement of Quality of Life in Health Care : Fundamental Theories of Physics - Lennart Nordenfelt

Concepts and Measurement of Quality of Life in Health Care

Fundamental Theories of Physics

By: Lennart Nordenfelt (Editor)

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This volume brings together a number of scholarly studies on the definition, assessment and measurement of human quality of life. The book contains fundamental analyses of basic concepts such as welfare, wellbeing, happiness and quality of life itself, but contains also discussions on the application of such concepts for measuring purposes mainly in a health care context.
Although the approach to these problems in the book is predominantly philosophical, there are also some studies which take a different, mainly sociological and medical, point of view. Most of the authors have a Scandinavian origin and their essays mirror the current debate on quality of life in northern Europe. The book, however, also contains contributions by distinguished scholars from the U.K., France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Editor's Preface
Introductionp. 1
Aristotle on the Good Life and Quality of Lifep. 19
Towards a Theory of Happiness: A Subjectivist Notion of Quality of Lifep. 35
Happiness, Life and Quality of Life: A Commentary on Nordenfelt's 'Towards a Theory of Happiness'p. 59
On Need and Quality of Lifep. 63
Needs, Rights and Resources in Quality of Life Researchp. 79
Does Self-Deception Enhance the Quality of Life?p. 95
Quality of Life: Why Now? A Sociological Viewp. 117
Reflections on the Notion of 'Quality of Life'p. 135
Changing Preferences: Conceptual Problems in Comparing Health-Related Quality of Lifep. 161
Quality of Life and Handicapped Peoplep. 181
The Plausibility of Quality-of-Life Measures in Different Domains of Health Carep. 201
Analyzing Changes in Health-Related Quality of Lifep. 229
On General and Need-Related Quality of Life: A Psychological Theory for Use in Medical Rehabilitation and Psychiatryp. 241
A Psychiatric and Interactional Perspective on Quality of Lifep. 257
Notes on Contributorsp. 277
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780792328247
ISBN-10: 0792328248
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th April 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.61  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.62