From risk factors to health resources in medical practice.

  title={From risk factors to health resources in medical practice.},
  author={Hanne Hollnagel and Kirsti Malterud},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  volume={3 3},
The healing and preventive powers of people's health resources and self-assessed knowledge have so far been grossly underestimated in medicine. In this article, we call attention to ethical and epistemological dilemmas related to knowledge, values, communication, and autonomy embedded in the prevailing risk-oriented epidemiology, and suggest a patient-centred salutogenetic approach to promote a better balance between resources and risks in medicine. Identification and intervention upon risk… CONTINUE READING

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