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Quality Of Life

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/9780192624086.003.0015
Quality Of Life

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This chapter discusses the problems of defining and measuring quality of life. In particular, the distinction between quantity and quality of life is important. Three objectives are distinguished: curing an illness, controlling an illness, and improving quality of life. To improve quality of lie on its own without affecting quantity is a legitimate objective. The quality of life of the staff must not be neglected.

Keywords: definitions; measurement; quality of life; quantity of life

Chapter.  2219 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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