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Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine

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ISBN-10: 1402002009

ISBN-13: 9781402002007

Edition: 2001

Authors: S. Kay Toombs

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As the fields of philosophy of medicine and bioethics have developed in the United States, the philosophical perspective of phenomenology has been largely ignored. Yet, the central conviction that informs this volume is that phenomenology provides extraordinary insights into many of the issues that are directly addressed within the world of medicine. Such issues include: the nature of medicine itself; the distinction between immediate experience and scientific conceptualization; the nature of the body - and the implications of embodiment in the realm of clinical practice; the meaning of health, illness and disease; the problem of intersubjectivity - particularly with respect to achieving…    
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Book details

List price: $209.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 497
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction: Phenomenology and Medicine
Phenomenology and Medicine
Temporality and Illness: A Phenomenological Perspective
The Lifeworld and Scientific Interpretation
Medicine and the Phenomenological Method
The Phenomenology of Health and Illness
The Phenomenological and Conceptual Center of Practical-Clinical Medicine
Thinking About Medicine
The Body
Dimensions of Embodiment: Body Image and Body Schema in Medical Contexts
Female Embodiment and Clinical Practice
Emotion and Embodiment within the Medical World
The Body, Music, and Healing
Lived Experience
Experiencing Illness Through Storytelling
Reflections on Bodily Change: The Lived Experience of Disability
The Lived Experience of Pain in the Context of Clinical Practice
The Lived Experience of Mental Illness
Clinical Practice
Grasping the Existential Anatomy: The Role of Bodily Empathy in Clinical Communication
The Many Faces of the Clinic: A Levinasian View
Focusing on Lived Experience: The Evolution of Clinical Method in Western Medicine
The Phenomenon of Care
The Phenomenon of Suffering and its Relationship to Pain
Medical Ethics
Imagining a Fetus: Insights From Talking with Pregnant Women About Their Decisions To Undergo Open-Uterine Fetal Surgery
On Bodily Autonomy
Medical Feeding: Applying Husserl and Merleau-Ponty
Professional Practice and `Doing Phenomenology'
From Dis-ability to Difference: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Study of Physical Disability; C. Papadimitriou
Notes on Contributors