American medicine faces many contradictions and dilemmas.
This is especially the case with regard to preventive health behavior.
This paper explores the effects of several issues, contradictions and dilemmas on the American experience with primary preventive health behavior.
These issues include: individualism, victim blaming, therapeutic nihilism, the over abundance of health information, America as a culture of risk takers, and the dilemma of the jungle vs the zoo.
Four types of health behavior are defined.
The first type of health behavior is the primary prevention of disease, defect, injury or disability.
The second type is detection of asymptomatic disease, injury and defect.
Third, is the promotion of enhanced levels of health, wellness and quality of life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Prise risque, Santé, Prévention, Homme, Etats Unis, Article synthèse, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Risk taking, Health, Prevention, Human, United States, Review, North America, America
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