<i>Rethinking Health Education</i>

Alan Cribb

in Health and the Good Society

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199242733
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603549 | DOI:

Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

 							Rethinking Health Education

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This chapter makes a case for a new conception of health education, which properly reflects a diffused health agenda and diffused responsibility. It also considers some of the dilemmas facing educators in this area. It calls for an education for action which: (i) is based upon treating people as subjects not just as objects; (ii) is based upon broader and more self-consciously debated notions of what might count as valuable ends; and (iii) is closely linked to genuine mechanisms of inclusion in health-related decisions-making.

Keywords: healthcare; health agenda; healthcare ethics; health education models

Chapter.  8508 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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