Exploring Contextualized Notions of Health

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


Presentation at Human Health Seminar

Abstract: How do health professionals assess the health of a patient; how do they discern what is cause for concern and what is par for the course? In the talk, I will ruminate on these questions in the light of the data collected in the research group Health and Wellbeing Assessment, Health Communication and User Involvement on health assessment tools. I will argue that none of the prominent theoretical attempts to explicate health and disease quite seem to fit the criteria, which health professionals employ in the practice of health assessment. Instead, I suggest that health professionals make use of contextualized understandings of health.
Periode2. dec. 2020


  • Health assessment
  • Notions of disease and health