Introduction (Quality of Life)

Nordenfelt, Lennart
March 1999
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Mar1999, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article reports that assessment of quality of life has come to stay both in health care and in the social sciences. It has introduced a new and important point of view to these fields of activity and research. It has also introduced a democratic and anti-paternalist point of view to health care and social policy. Politicians, researchers and doctors have become interested in how people feel about and what people think about, their health status or their social situation. This entails in itself a radical, not to say revolutionary, change in point of view.


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