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Health and the Good SocietySetting Healthcare Ethics in Social Context$
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Alan Cribb

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242733

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199242739.001.0001

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Rethinking Health Education

Rethinking Health Education

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(p.173) 10 Rethinking Health Education
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Health and the Good Society
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Alan Cribb (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199242739.003.0010

This chapter makes a case for a new conception of health education, which properly reflects a diffused health agenda and diffused responsibility. It also considers some of the dilemmas facing educators in this area. It calls for an education for action which: (i) is based upon treating people as subjects not just as objects; (ii) is based upon broader and more self-consciously debated notions of what might count as valuable ends; and (iii) is closely linked to genuine mechanisms of inclusion in health-related decisions-making.

Keywords:   healthcare, health agenda, healthcare ethics, health education models

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