medical optimism

medical optimism,

n principle according to which doctors should advise patients to integrate creativity into their lives and to engage in responsible pleasures that do not harm society or themselves.
References in periodicals archive ?
At the time Mr Justice Geoffrey Lane said he was unable to share medical optimism about Khannan's future which claimed there was no risk of a repetition.
On a 1969 claim that the book of infectious disease was closed: "The manifest shortsightedness of that view is a measure of the medical optimism prevalent a generation ago" (491-92).
A fundamental shift needs to take place personally and culturally in regard to what I call "the paradigm of medical optimism.
The paradigm of medical optimism views human beings as fundamentally good and recognizes that pleasure is not inherently "wrong" or "harmful.
Full browser ?