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Principles of Holistic Medicine: Philosophy Behind Quality of Life
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Principles of Holistic Medicine: Philosophy Behind Quality of Life [Paperback]

Soren Ventegodt , Isack Kandel , Joav Merrick
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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing (Nov 16 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412067952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412067959
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 17 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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Principles of Holistic Medicine: Philosophy behind Quality of Life is a textbook in a series of books on holistic medicine and health based on the Danish Quality of Life Survey, where we asked 10,000 people about their quality of life (QOL). The results were quite surprising and forced us to recontemplate the following philosophical questions:

* What is quality of life, happiness, meaning in life?
* What is a human being?
* Do we need a new biology?
* Is the brain the seat of consciousness?
* How do we seize the meaning of life and by doing this, will we becoming well again?
* What are the key concepts of QOL?

The meaning of life is connectedness and development. It is about realizing every opportunity and potential in one's existence. And the opportunities have to be found and acknowledged. What do you find when you find yourself deepest down? You find your real self and your purpose in life. You realize that you are already a part of a larger totality. Antonovsky called it coherence. Maslow called it transcendence. Frankl called it meaning of life. We call it simply being.

To test if these philosphical questions were actually relevant for medicine we looked at the consequesces for patients being taught the QOL philosophy. Quite surprisingly we learned from our pilot studies with "QOL as medicine" that just by assimilating the basic concepts of the QOL philosophy presented in this series of papers, patients felt better and saw their lifes as more meaningful.

The improvement of personal philosophy of life seems to be the essence of holistic medicine and helping the patient to assume more responsibility.

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