Illnesses follow their own sense-making logic.
The circular logic of complying – doing what is good for you or good for yourself?
How and whether or not patients integrate treatment options into their life presents a wide and dazzling field for compliance research. Like anywhere in life, treatment options can be put into action with compliance, abusive or even damaging. This also sets parameters in the evaluation of patient benefit argumentations.
It also profoundly touches our concept of “illness”. With the lifestyle co-caused illnesses such as diabetes type 2 for example, the sense-making logic and its’ lifestyle-“price” are evident. Our studies show how much illnesses in general are much more a dynamic process outcome, then a hard to undo result of life or of interim solution power for the personal ecosystem – not just something to simply avoid or get rid off.