Functioning as the focus of allied health care

A plea for a transition to ‘health-in all’ care based on an integrative concept of health

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that a focus on biomedical parameters only (i.e., morbidity and mortality rates) is insufficient to cope with the consequences of COVID-19. This applies both to the people who are infected as well as to the health of all citizens. We need a broader and more integrative view on health, such as Positive Health, the Capability Approach, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). 


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