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MiC PPD 1.14 - 1.15


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Health system
The ways in which individuals, families, communities and society may seek to maintain and improve health, and deal with ill-health
Disease
The organic pathology of a condition
Illness
The subjective experience of, and meaning attributed to, ill health
Sickness
The social dimensions of, and response to, ill health
Popular, folk and professional
The three sectors of health care
Popular
The sector of health care comprising lay knowledge, common-sense and informal opinion
Folk
The sector of health care comprising alternative, complementary and 'traditional' methods
Professional
The sector of health care comprising scientific, biomedical, formal, and 'conventional' methods
Principles-based ethics
An ethics basis focusing on a clear set of personal rules obeyed without exception
Utilitarianism
An ethical concept focusing on achieving 'the greatest good for the greatest number'
Character-based ethics
An ethics basis focusing on what a 'virtuous' person would do
Autonomy
A principle of medical care indicating you to respect others' decisions and choices
Non-maleficence
A principle of medical care indicating you to avoid harm
Beneficence
A principle of medical care indicating you to promote welfare
Justice
A principle of medical care indicating you to be fair in distributing health care goods