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Individual and Group Responsibility

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect

Second edition

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780192624086
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0007
Individual and Group Responsibility

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This chapter outlines the various senses of the term ‘responsibility’ and discusses the relationship between individual and group or team responsibility. Role responsibility is important in contributing to health. It is concluded that the responsibility for health is much wider than a medical responsibility and that community values are involved.

Keywords: senses of responsibility; roles; group responsibility; community values

Chapter.  5222 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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