Mark D. Wood: "Transdisciplinarity and the Development of an Integrated Model of Personhood, Health, and Wellness"
This paper takes up the challenge of identifying what must be done to construct a health care system that puts a premium on health and wellness promotion. I begin by exploring the philosophical, sociological, economic, and ethical dimensions of the institutionally and culturally dominant model of personhood, health, and wellness in the United States. I then elaborate on how developing a transdisciplinary approach to knowledge production, trans-institutional and extra-institutional community cooperation, a co-evolutionary relational ontology of personhood, and cultural-spiritual ethic of practical compassion, harmonious co-existence, and social justice can help us to develop an integrated (or holistic) model of health and wellness promotion that ensures our shared wellbeing.
5 June 2007