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Healthy RespectEthics in Health Care$
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R. S. Downie, K. C. Calman, Ruth A. K. Schröck, and Malcolm Macnaughton

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780192624086

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.001.0001

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Quality Of Life

Quality Of Life

Chapter:
(p.200) Chapter 14 QUALITY OF LIFE
Source:
Healthy Respect
Author(s):

R. S. Downie

K. C. Calman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0015

This chapter discusses the problems of defining and measuring quality of life. In particular, the distinction between quantity and quality of life is important. Three objectives are distinguished: curing an illness, controlling an illness, and improving quality of life. To improve quality of lie on its own without affecting quantity is a legitimate objective. The quality of life of the staff must not be neglected.

Keywords:   definitions, measurement, quality of life, quantity of life

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