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Health, well-being and wellness: An anthropological eco-systemic approach

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dc.contributor.author Viljoen, Charles T en_US
dc.contributor.author Kirsten, Gideon J C en_US
dc.contributor.author Van Der Walt, Hannes J L en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T15:34:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T15:34:35Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation VILJOEN, C.T., KIRSTEN, T.G.J.C., & VAN DER WALT, H.J.L. 2009. Health, well-being and wellness: An anthropological eco-systemic approach. Health SA Gesondheid, 14(1):1-7, Jun. [http://ajol.info/index.php/hsa] [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_health.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1025-9848
dc.identifier.issn 2071-9736 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3267
dc.description.abstract More than two decades ago, Fritjof Capra commended - and indeed advocated – a paradigm shift in health science and care. In his book The Turning Point (1982) he talks of a major shift from the preoccupation with micro-organisms to a careful study of the ‘host organism and its environment’, of ‘significant attempts to develop a unified approach to the mind/body system’ in Western medicine, of ‘a new holistic paradigm’ (as opposed to ‘the old biomedical paradigm’) regarding the problem of health and healing, of ‘a holistic and humanistic approach to primary care’, and of ‘a holistic therapy’ as opposed to ‘the traditional biochemical practice of associating a physical disease with a specific physical cause’. Our concern in this article is with the paradigm shift advocated by Capra in this book and the progress that has since been made.
dc.description.uri http://search.sabinet.co.za/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0&next=ej/ej_content_health.html&bad=error/authofail.html
dc.publisher Health SA Gesondheid / RAU
dc.title Health, well-being and wellness: An anthropological eco-systemic approach en_US


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