Lighed og diagnosticering af depression: Equality and the diagnosis of depression

Steven Povlsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In modern society health is a hot topic. But health is much more than what we eat and drink. Today it’s common knowledge that mental illness can have severe impact on people’s lives. In Denmark men are undertreated in the health care system. The intention of this project is to create a greater degree of equality between the sexes in relation to health. The problem statement is as follows: How can one create a campaign targeting doctors in health care for the purpose of reducing the lack of diagnosis and treatment of men suffering from depression? And thus promote equality between men and women in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of depression. The point of departure for this report is the concept of formal equality. From here two key normative ethical theories have been taken in to consideration. Consequentialism especially have been defended since this have been found the most plausible position by virtue of its focus on the justification for the decision of ‘right and ‘wrong’. The project has drawn on empiricism, which is focused on men’s health and diseases (mostly in Denmark). The empirical data counts particularly the lack of diagnosis and treatment of depression among men occurring in the Danish health care. On this basis a campaign aimed at the health professionals has been designed, which can potentially increase the awareness of the lack of diagnosis and treatment of men suffering from depression, through aesthetic qualities.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2014
VejledereDorte Jelstrup


  • inequality
  • sundhedsvæsen
  • lihed
  • depression
  • ethics
  • equality
  • ulighed
  • health care
  • etik