Author

Jackie Knupp

Date of Award

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Leadership Studies

Abstract

Health is instrumental to the ability of individuals to fulfill their potential. The societal systems designed to nurture health are thereby particularly important both for the flourishing of the individual and that of society, for a society flourishes to the extent that each of its individual members flourishes. The medical professionals who strive to preserve good health in their communities through these systems are integral to the maintenance of a thriving society. They are the individuals most directly responsible for the quality of health care available to community members. It is their medical prowess and critical thinking skills that determine the effective elimination of disease through innovative treatment. Yet their contributions to healthy communities extend beyond their evident contractual relationships with patients.

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