2013
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-8910.2013047004680
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Towards a Unified Theory of Health-Disease: I. Health as a complex model-object

Abstract: Theory building is one of the most crucial challenges faced by basic, clinical and population research, which form the scientifi c foundations of health practices in contemporary societies. The objective of the study is to propose a Unifi ed Theory of Health-Disease as a conceptual tool for modeling health-disease-care in the light of complexity approaches. With this aim, the epistemological basis of theoretical work in the health fi eld and concepts related to complexity theory as concerned to health problems… Show more

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“…We reckon that in order to get such a comprehensive answer, both at the individual and group level, a more interdisciplinary science is required, just like Eriksson's thoughts [46]. This is in line with Almeida Filho who is talking about a General Theory of Health [21,47].…”
Section: Theoretical Discussionmentioning
confidence: 82%
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“…We reckon that in order to get such a comprehensive answer, both at the individual and group level, a more interdisciplinary science is required, just like Eriksson's thoughts [46]. This is in line with Almeida Filho who is talking about a General Theory of Health [21,47].…”
Section: Theoretical Discussionmentioning
confidence: 82%
“…Health and disease is complex and multifaceted and, in order to get an overall grasp on health-disease-care, a multidisciplinary approach is required [21]. In our specific field, it is primarily medicine and applied care that is the theoretical basis.…”
Section: Theoretical Backgroundmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Os conceitos de doença expressos pelos atletas de voleibol ainda estão presos aos significados biomédicos, que comumente se referem à alteração ou disfunção dos processos biológicos e/ou psicológicos. Com isso, conserva-se a doença como experiência e percepção individual, presa ao princípio da cura, não relacionando o peso e as interfaces das relações existentes no contexto social (13) .…”
Section: Discussionunclassified
“…Essas possíveis intercorrências no estado de saúde dos atletas são consideradas por uma linha de pensadores como doença, pois o desequilíbrio orgânico é entendido como um fator puramente biológico, causador do estado patológico (9,13) . Já, para outra linha de estudiosos, a doença depende de mais fatores condicionantes que envolvem o contexto social do ser humano.…”
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