The Definition of Health and Illness between Juridification and Medicalisation: A Private/Public Interest Perspective

in European Journal of Health Law
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

Abstract

This article addresses the interactions between medicalisation and juridification and their impact on the concepts of health and illness. Juridification, de-juridification, medicalisation and de-medicalisation are defined in many different ways and it is particularly interesting to see how they affect each other, impinging on individual freedom and contributing to shaping the definition of health and illness and their public understanding. Juridification and medicalisation are particularly affected by the shifting perceptions of the public and private interests at stake, even if the identification of the public or private interest is not an easy task, especially when ethically controversial issues come into play. Nevertheless, the private/public interest analysis is a crucial issue in the understanding of the interactions between these two concepts and in the identification of the boundary lines between them, giving an important key to the understanding of their influence on the rights and liberties at stake.

The Definition of Health and Illness between Juridification and Medicalisation: A Private/Public Interest Perspective

in European Journal of Health Law

Sections

Information

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 123 123 43
Full Text Views 96 96 72
PDF Downloads 4 4 2
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0