The Concept of Disease and Our Responsibility for Children

TitleThe Concept of Disease and Our Responsibility for Children
Publication TypeBook Chapter (with title)
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDe Vreese, L
Secondary AuthorsPerring, C, Wells, L
Book TitleDiagnostic Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN Number9780199645756

The author of this chapter argues that one’s understanding of the concept of what a disease is influences our way of behaving toward people we think of as diseased. The author asserts that our concept of disease is not non-committal and that an oversimplified approach can lead to non-critical reasoning which could have significant impact on children with diseases. The author develops a pluralistic approach to the concept of disease and uses ADHD as an example throughout the chapter.

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