The pharmacologically improved human

Performance-enhancing substances as a social challenge

Author: Arnold Sauter,Katrin Gerlinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732296814

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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For some time now there has been a vigorous debate about whether the »improvement« of human performance by pharmacological means – usually referred to as »enhancement« – is a desirable goal of the modern life sciences. At the same time, there is evidence of changes in the use of »lifestyle drugs« and a growing demand for »wish-fulfilling medicine«. This book gives the most detailed account to date of the current possibilities for influencing mental performance by pharmacological means and examines the drug, food, and health regulations pertaining to such substances. Based on a systematic analysis of findings from the social sciences on the doping problem in competitive and recreational sport, the authors outline possible future trends of drug use in professional and everyday life. They do not view the »pharmacologically enhanced human« as an inevitable vision of the future. Instead, they discuss the potential impact of the growing medicalization of society on healthcare systems and on the ability of individuals to cope with problems in their professional and private lives.

The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism

Author: Melanie Kay Smith,László Puczkó

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317437500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

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The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the philosophical, conceptual and managerial issues in the field of health tourism with contributions from more than 30 expert academics and practitioners from around the world. Terms that are used frequently when defining health tourism, such as wellbeing, wellness, holistic, medical and spiritual, are analysed and explored, as is the role that health and health tourism play in quality-of-life enhancement, wellbeing, life satisfaction and happiness. An overview is provided of health tourism facilities such as thermal waters, spas, retreats and wellness hotels and the various challenges inherent in managing these profitably and sustainably. Typologies are given not only of subsectors of health tourism and related activities but also of destinations, such as natural landscapes, historic townscapes or individual resources or attractions around which whole infrastructures have been developed. Attention is paid to some of the lifestyle changes that are taking place in societies which influence consumer behaviour, motivations and demand for health tourism, including government policies, regulations and ethical considerations. This significant volume offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text is international in focus, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study and will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in health tourism.

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neu bearb. und unter redaktioneller Mitarbeit von Klaus Kanzog sowie Mitwirkung zahlreicher Fachgelehrter. Hrsg. von Werner Kohlschmidt und Wolfgang Mohr

Author: Werner Kohlschmidt,Werner Mohr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783110073997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 873

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Dental echo

international Monatsschrift für dental-industrie und -handel

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dentistry

Page: N.A

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