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Gesundheitswesen. 2010 Mar;72(3):161-2. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1233470. Epub 2010 Mar 19.

[Personal responsibility for health. An interdisciplinary discussion on obesity as an example].

[Article in German]

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  • 1ELSA-Nachwuchsforschergruppe Psychosoziale, ethische und rechtliche Konsequenzen genetischer Befunde bei Adipositas, Philipps-Universität Marburg. ried@staff .uni-marburg.de


Considering obesity as an example, the present study has developed an ethical, legal and psychological understanding of personal responsibility, which aims at enabling and activating health promoting behaviour. Enhancing individual capabilities and modifying social and political factors that have an effect on individual behaviour are highlighted as a promising, appropriate and ethically sound strategy of prevention.

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