Il ruolo dei mondi vitali nella salute - Achille Ardigò had the prominent role of introducing the concept of Lebenswelt in Italy. By the way, his point of view is nearly peculiar from the methodological individualism adopted by the phenomenological approach as it emerges in sociology and so on, in health sociology. In this contribute the aim is to give some keys to explicate this difference, that is first of all an epistemological difference, starting from the reason that life-world has never assumed by itself, but is always taken in an ideal-typical and historical interaction with social system, including health system. The concept of empathy is consequentially given. By that, the importance of social support in a positive connection with health and life quality can be observed for itself, or as strictly linked with the formal system possibilities, according with Ardigò suggestions. Actually new technology can be the way of doing that. e-Care project, as it is developed for the aged people and with the net support, is a practical example of an innovative interaction between informal social and formal care institutions. The result is an application of a sensate pact between life-world and system, for improving health.
Key words: social support; life-world, social system, empathy, health, social capital.
Parole chiave: supporto sociale, mondo della vita, sistema sociale, salute empatia, capitale sociale.