Search for dissertations about: "Lennart Nordenfelt"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 swedish dissertations containing the words Lennart Nordenfelt.

  1. 1. Mental health : a philosophical analysis

    Author : Per-Anders Tengland; Lennart Nordenfelt; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Health; mental health; positive mental health; acceptable mental health; ill health; normality; ability; mental ability; ability to co-operate; practical rationality; measuring mental health; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The present dissertation is an attempt to analyze, philosophically, the notion of "positive mental health". In doing so the author presents a number of suggestions found in the literature. The discussion of these suggestions leads to a number of general conclusions. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Mysterious Life of the Body : A New look at Psychosomatics

    Author : Jennifer Bullington; Lennart Nordenfelt; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Mind-body problem; dualism; psychosomatics; lived-body; phenomenology; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to critically examine traditional psychosomatic theories, paying special attention to certain philosophical issues such as the mind-body problem and efficacious mechanisms of interaction between meaning, understood as psychosocial factors, and that which is traditionally called "body" (the material, objectified body). Afterwards, an alternative psychosomatic theory is worked out, drawing inspiration from the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dignity in the end of life care : what does it mean to older people and staff in nursing homes?

    Author : Lise-Lotte Dwyer; Britt-Marie Ternestedt; Lennart Nordenfelt; Ingegerd Fagerberg; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap; Vårdvetenskap; Nursing Science;

    Abstract : The discussion of a palliative care and a dignified death has almost exclusively been applied to people dying of cancer. As people are getting older and are living longer, nursing homes have become an important place for end-of-life care and death. Dignity is a concept often used in health care documents but their meaning is rarely clarified. READ MORE

  4. 4. En gåtfull verklighet : att förstå hur gravt utvecklingsstörda upplever sin värld

    Author : Ragnar Furenhed; Lennart Nordenfelt; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Mental disability; non-verbal communication; quality of life; qualitative method; ethics; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a qualitative study which is based upon interviews with parents and caretakers of profoundly mentally disabled people. Firstly, the dissertation analyzes the subjects' evaluation of the quality of life of the mentally disabled person. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Concepts of Health, Well-being and Welfare as Applied to Animals : A Philosophical Analysis of the Concepts with the Regard to the Differences Between Animals

    Author : Henrik Lerner; Lennart Nordenfelt; Stefan Gunnarsson; David Fraser; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Concept; concept formation; welfare; definition; health; legislation; natural behaviour; role for animals; science of animal health and welfare; veterinary medicine; well-being; begrepp; begreppsbildning; definition; djurs roller; hälsa; lagstiftning; naturligt beteende; veterinärmedicin; välbefinnande; välfärd; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This thesis is an analysis of the use and definition of the concepts health, well-being and welfare within the field called “the science of animal health and welfare”. The materials used are a literature survey of the field, qualitative interviews with Swedish veterinary surgeons and a study of the concepts in legislation concerning animals in England, Germany and Sweden. READ MORE