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Screenings

Krajc, Mateja

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 5: Management in Health Care Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers and Health Professionals, ed. Luka Kovačić, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-175-3
Editor: Luka Kovačić, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj

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Abstract:
There have been various definitions of screening over the years, but simply what we are talking about in screening is seeking to identify a disease or pre-disease condition in apparently healthy individuals. This concept is now widely accepted in most of the developed word. Used wisely, it can be a powerful tool in the prevention of a disease. Screening has important ethical differences from clinical practice as the health service is targeting apparently healthy people, offering to help individuals to make better informed choices about their health. The module is presenting basic theoretical background necessary for understanding the usefulness of screenings, the screening process, and potential risks, as well as it provides a case study of breastt cancer screening.


Keywords: screening, screening recommendations, cancer screening, breast cancer screening
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Krajc, Mateja  (2008)  Screenings. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 5: Management in Health Care Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers and Health Professionals, ed. Luka Kovačić, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj 978-3-89918-175-3


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2009/2123



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