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The Potential for Health

Kenneth C. Calman


This book has two purposes. First, it aims to identify key issues in health and health care, and, second, it aims to identify ways in which improvements in both might occur. Its title recognises that more might be achieved now if we were able to use our existing knowledge more effectively. We already know what needs to be done the question is how can that potential be realised. It is also acknowledged that change will only come about through people, individually and collectively, changing their behaviour. One important feature of this is to improve quality of life. The aim is to make people fe ... More

Keywords: potential, health, health care, evidence, science, behaviour change, education, ethical issues, individuals, populations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780192629449
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth C. Calman, author
Vice Chancellor Durham University