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The Hermeneutics of Medicine and the Phenomenology of Health Steps Towards a Philosophy of Medical Practice

by Fredrik Svenaeus

  • ISBN: 9780792367574
  • ISBN10: 079236757X

The Hermeneutics of Medicine and the Phenomenology of Health Steps Towards a Philosophy of Medical Practice

by Fredrik Svenaeus

  • List Price: $209.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
  • Publish date: 06/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780792367574
  • ISBN10: 079236757X
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Description: Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1: The Clinical Encounter. 1.1. The Rise of a Western Tradition of Medicine. 1.2. The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Pre-Modern Western Medicine. 1.3. The Birth of Modern Medicine. 1.4. Medical Technology. 1.5. The Modern Medical Meeting - Success and Crisis. 1.6. Research on the Clinical Encounter in the Twentieth Century. 1.7. The Social and Cultural Background. 1.8. Philosophy of Medicine. Part 2: The Phenomenology of Health and Illness. 2.1. The Ancient Tradition. 2.2. The Biostatistical Theory - Boorse. 2.3. The Holistic Theory - Nordenfelt. 2.4. Husserl's Phenomenology. 2.5. The Phenomena of Health and Illness. 2.6. Heidegger's Phenomenology. 2.7. Health as Homelike Being-in-the-World. 2.8. Homelikeness as the Rhythm of Life. 2.9. Ability to Act and Attuned Understanding. 2.10. The Lived Body and the Broken Tool. 2.11. Health and Phenomenology - Medicine and Hermeneutics. Part 3: The Hermeneutics of Medicine. 3.1. Explanation and Understanding. 3.2. Hermeneutics - The Choice of Gadamer. 3.3. Medicine and Hermeneutics. 3.4. Ricoeur - Textuality and Narrativity in Medicine. 3.5. The Medical Meeting - Interpretation Through Dialogue. 3.6. Lifeworlds and Horizons in the Medical Meeting. 3.7. The Goal of the Medical Meeting(s). 3.8. The Hermeneutics of Medicine - A Recapitulation and Discussion. 3.9. Between Facts and Norms - Descriptive and Normative Analysis in the Philosophy of Medicine. 3.10. Concluding Remarks and Future Projects &e To Approach Medical Ethics from Attunement. Summary. References. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.
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