The paper is dealing with the problematic positioning of the whole health care system towards the concept of standard. There is a constant quest for standards, and a prediction of how everyday language gradually will disappear. It is the assumption and conjecture of this paper that as we outdo everyday language from our communication in the system we lose major part of meaning-construction concerning health and life of the patient/citizen. It is the normative and ethical aim of the discussion to frame how human factors are terminated as standards and bodies as machines replaces everyday language and bodies as carrier of health. Hans Georg Gadamer has led me on the way through inspiring essays on the Enigma of Health.
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