Risk as Diagnosis

Implications for the Quality of Life
  • Lisbeth Sachs

Abstract

For an anthropologist it is a great challenge to discuss the concept Quality of Life in relation to health. In this paper I will present some of my thoughts on the subject that hopefully will provide ideas for fruitful discussion.

Keywords

Genetic Screening Hereditary Cancer Karolinska Institute Consultation Service Future Disease 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisbeth Sachs
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  1. 1.Department of International Health and Social Medicine IHCARKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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