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Revista Médica La Paz

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ELIO-CALVO, Daniel. LIFE MEDICALIZATION. Rev. Méd. La Paz [online]. 2022, vol.28, n.2, pp.77-87.  Epub 30-Dic-2022. ISSN 1726-8958.

After a reflection on the happiness of the human being and the modern tendency to equate it to health, an evolutionary account of the concept of health and disease is made. The medicalization of life is developed, understood as the invasion of medicine in aspects of society and life that are not pathological in themselves or subject to treatment, in its conceptualization, process, protagonists and consequences. Non-diseases and quaternary prevention are referred to as collateral processes. It concludes with a literary critique of medicalization.

Palabras clave : philosophy and medicine; health and disease; life medicalization; non-diseases; quaternary prevention.

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