Lifeworld-led healthcare is more than patient-led care: An existential view of well-being

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Authors: Dahlberg, K., Todres, L. and Galvin, K.T.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11019-008-9174-7

Journal: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy

Volume: 12

Pages: 265-271

ISSN: 1386-7423

DOI: 10.1007/s11019-008-9174-7

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Authors: Dahlberg, K., Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: Med Health Care Philos

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Pages: 265-271

eISSN: 1572-8633

DOI: 10.1007/s11019-008-9174-7

In this paper we offer an appreciation and critique of patient-led care as expressed in current policy and practice. We argue that current patient-led approaches hinder a focus on a deeper understanding of what patient-led care could be. Our critique focuses on how the consumerist/citizenship emphasis in current patient-led care obscures attention from a more fundamental challenge to conceptualise an alternative philosophically informed framework from where care can be led. We thus present an alternative interpretation of patient-led care that we call 'lifeworld-led care', and argue that such lifeworld-led care is more than the general understanding of patient-led care. Although the philosophical roots of our alternative conceptualisation are not new, we believe that it is timely to re-consider some of the implications of these perspectives within current discourses of patient-centred policies and practice. The conceptualisation of lifeworld-led care that we develop includes an articulation of three dimensions: a philosophy of the person, a view of well-being and not just illness, and a philosophy of care that is consistent with this. We conclude that the existential view of well-being that we offer is pivotal to lifeworld-led care in that it provides a direction for care and practice that is intrinsically and positively health focused in its broadest and most substantial sense.

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Authors: Dahlberg, K., Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Pages: 265-271

eISSN: 1572-8633

ISSN: 1386-7423

DOI: 10.1007/s11019-008-9174-7

In this paper we offer an appreciation and critique of patient-led care as expressed in current policy and practice. We argue that current patient-led approaches hinder a focus on a deeper understanding of what patient-led care could be. Our critique focuses on how the consumerist/ citizenship emphasis in current patient-led care obscures attention from a more fundamental challenge to conceptualise an alternative philosophically informed framework from where care can be led. We thus present an alternative interpretation of patient-led care that we call "lifeworld-led care", and argue that such lifeworld-led care is more than the general understanding of patient-led care. Although the philosophical roots of our alternative conceptualisation are not new, we believe that it is timely to re-consider some of the implications of these perspectives within current discourses of patient-centred policies and practice. The conceptualisation of lifeworld-led care that we develop includes an articulation of three dimensions: a philosophy of the person, a view of well-being and not just illness, and a philosophy of care that is consistent with this. We conclude that the existential view of well-being that we offer is pivotal to lifeworld-led care in that it provides a direction for care and practice that is intrinsically and positively health focused in its broadest and most substantial sense. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

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Authors: Dahlberg, K., Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: MEDICINE HEALTH CARE AND PHILOSOPHY

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Pages: 265-271

eISSN: 1572-8633

ISSN: 1386-7423

DOI: 10.1007/s11019-008-9174-7

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Authors: Dahlberg, K., Todres, L. and Galvin, K.

Journal: Medicine, health care, and philosophy

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Pages: 265-271

eISSN: 1572-8633

ISSN: 1386-7423

In this paper we offer an appreciation and critique of patient-led care as expressed in current policy and practice. We argue that current patient-led approaches hinder a focus on a deeper understanding of what patient-led care could be. Our critique focuses on how the consumerist/citizenship emphasis in current patient-led care obscures attention from a more fundamental challenge to conceptualise an alternative philosophically informed framework from where care can be led. We thus present an alternative interpretation of patient-led care that we call 'lifeworld-led care', and argue that such lifeworld-led care is more than the general understanding of patient-led care. Although the philosophical roots of our alternative conceptualisation are not new, we believe that it is timely to re-consider some of the implications of these perspectives within current discourses of patient-centred policies and practice. The conceptualisation of lifeworld-led care that we develop includes an articulation of three dimensions: a philosophy of the person, a view of well-being and not just illness, and a philosophy of care that is consistent with this. We conclude that the existential view of well-being that we offer is pivotal to lifeworld-led care in that it provides a direction for care and practice that is intrinsically and positively health focused in its broadest and most substantial sense.

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