The Phenomenology of Illness


Author: Havi Carel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199669651


Page: 272

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The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of human existence. Like death, illness raises important philosophical issues. But unlike death, illness, and in particular the experience of being ill, has received little philosophical attention. In Phenomenology of Illness Havi Carel argues that the experience of illness has been wrongly neglected by philosophers and provides a distinctively philosophical account of illness. Using phenomenology,Carel explores how illness modifies the ill person's body, values, and world. The aim of Phenomenology of Illness is twofold: to contribute to the understanding of illness through the use of philosophy andto demonstrate the importance of illness for philosophy. Phenomenology of Illness develops a phenomenological framework for illness and a systematic understanding of illness as a philosophical tool.

Body Matters

A Phenomenology of Sickness, Disease, and Illness


Author: James Alfred Aho,Kevin Aho

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739126981

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

View: 1768

Written in a jargon-free way, Body Matters provides a clear and accessible phenomenological critique of core assumptions in mainstream biomedicine and explores ways in which health and illness are experienced and interpreted differently in various socio-historical situations. By drawing on the disciplines of literature, cultural anthropology, sociology, medical history, and philosophy, the authors attempt to dismantle common presuppositions we have about human afflictions and examine how the methods of phenomenology open up new ways to interpret the body and to re-envision therapy.

Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine


Author: S. Kay Toombs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401005362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 497

View: 4036

Some of the authors who have contributed to this volume are philosophers, some are engaged in other academic disciplines, and several are practicing healthcare professionals. Their essays demonstrate that because phenomenology provides extraordinary insights into many of the issues that are directly addressed within the world of medicine it can be an invaluable practical tool, not only for those who are interested in the philosophy of medicine, but for all healthcare professionals who are actively engaged in the care of the sick.

The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology


Author: Sebastian Luft,Soren Overgaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136725628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 744

View: 2922

Phenomenology was one of the twentieth century’s major philosophical movements and continues to be a vibrant and widely studied subject today. The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key philosophers, topics and themes in this exciting subject, and essential reading for any student or scholar of phenomenology. Comprising over fifty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into five clear parts: main figures in the phenomenological movement, from Brentano to Derrida main topics in phenomenology phenomenological contributions to philosophy phenomenological intersections historical postscript. Close attention is paid to the core topics in phenomenology such as intentionality, perception, subjectivity, the self, the body, being and phenomenological method. An important feature of the Companion is its examination of how phenomenology has contributed to central disciplines in philosophy such as metaphysics, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of religion as well as disciplines beyond philosophy such as race, cognitive science, psychiatry, literary criticism and psychoanalysis.

Reading Engelhardt

Essays on the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.


Author: Brendan P. Minogue,Gabriel Palmer-Fernández,J.E. Reagan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401155305

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 3404

This volume consists of fourteen chapters selected from papers presented at the conference 'Ethics, Medicine and Health Care: An Appraisal of the Thought of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.' along with a response to those chapters by Engelhardt and a Foreword by Laurence B. McCullough. The chapters direct primary attention to various aspects of Engelhardt's philosophy of medicine and bioethics as presented in The Foundations of Bioethics and Bioethics and Secular Humanism: The Search for a Common Morality. Among the topics treated are the economics of health care and the medical profession, the libertarian and communitarian aspects of Engelhardt's thought, the moral status of children, abortion, the moral foundations for a health care system, feminism and clinical epistemology, and the relation between secular and religious moralities. In response to the various challenges posed by the authors, Engelhardt considers the implications of the failure of the modern philosophical project, the role of reason in ethics, and the resolution of conflict among communities that do not share the same moral vision. The book will be of interest to professionals in medicine, philosophy, theology, health policy, and law, and to graduate students in those disciplines.

The Meaning of Illness

A Phenomenological Account of the Different Perspectives of Physician and Patient


Author: S. Kay Toombs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792324430

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 7621

This work provides a phenomenological account of the experienceof illness and the manner in which meaning is constituted by thepatient and the physician. Rather than representing a shared realitybetween doctor and patient, illness represents two quite distinctrealities - the meaning of one being significantly andqualitatively different from the meaning of the other. Drawing uponinsights derived from psychological phenomenology, the author exploresthis difference and provides a detailed account of the way in whichillness and body are apprehended differently by doctor and patient.The author considers the implications for medical practice, particularly in terms of achieving successful communication betweendoctor and patient, providing a comprehensive account of illness, alleviating suffering, and devising maximally effective therapeuticinterventions. Consideration is given to ways of developing a sharedworld of meaning through the use of clinical narrative, empathicunderstanding and an explicit focus on the lifeworld interpretation ofillness."Awarded the first" Edwin Goodwin Ballard Prize "inPhenomenology."

Material Discourses of Health and Illness


Author: Lucy Yardley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134773811

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 4574

Material Discourses of Health and Illness applies discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, in stark contrast to the bio-medical model of health and illness. The discursive approach uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest, whereas the more traditional models regarded these as coincidental and relatively unimportant. The book provides an accessible and compelling introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to those with limited previous knowledge of socio-linguistic theory and research. It provides practical examples of how these approaches can be applied to the field of health psychology with a collection of sophisticated discursive analyses which demonstrate the distinctive contribution that can be made by psychologists to a field that has been largely dominated by sociologists and anthropologists.

Phenomenology in a Pluralistic Context


Author: William Leon McBride,Calvin O. Schrag

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873957304

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

View: 4012

Offers various views on phenomenology and existentialism.

Disability and the Good Human Life


Author: Jerome E. Bickenbach,Franziska Felder,Barbara Schmitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107655110

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 1723

This collection of original essays, from both established scholars and newcomers, takes up a recent debate in philosophy, sociology, and disability studies on whether disability is intrinsically a harm that lowers a person's quality of life. While this is a new question in disability scholarship, it also touches on one of the oldest philosophical questions: what is the good human life? Historically, philosophers have not been interested in the topic of disability, and when they are it is usually only in relation to questions such as euthanasia, abortion, or the moral status of disabled people. Consequently disability has been either ignored by moral and political philosophers or simply equated with a bad human life, a life not worth living. This collection takes up the challenge that disability poses to basic questions of political philosophy and bioethics, among others, by focusing on fundamental issues and practical implications of the relationship between disability and the good human life.

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine


Author: Gary L Albrecht,Ray Fitzpatrick,Susan C Scrimshaw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942726

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

View: 4272

This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei