Krankheit - ein facettenreicher Begriff
Which criteria are (not) suitable for defining theconcept of disease?
How we define disease is decisive for the access to care for many people and for the work of healthcare professionals. Based on an analysis of the functions of the concept of disease, eight functional criteria for defining disease are elaborated. While the function-based criteria provide guidance for the content of the definition of disease, four formal criteria are added to help specifying the definition and make it applicable for practical demarcation. The criteria can be applied for the assessment of existing definitions as well as making new ones.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen