Health as a Value - Review of Selected Research Explorations

Health as a value is the subject of the paper’s theoretical discussion and also research explorations. The author tries to define the notion of health and health as a value, what is quite difficult to explain in details, or it’s even impossible. Considerations concerning health as value are undertaken in eight planes. The final part of the paper presents review of selected research explorations concerning health as a value. The quoted researches indicate that health as the superior, priority value and therefore the most important one makes room for the hedonistic values, which contemporary young people value the most. In the final conclusions the author underlines that the shaping of the values of the young man including foremost health as a value results from the accepted world of values, shape and life of a family, as well as neglects of the school education.
Małgorzata Przybysz-Zaremba / University Review, Vol. 8, 2014, No. 1-2, p. 65 - 71
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