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dc.creatorDekkers, Wimen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:10:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:10:05Zen
dc.date.created1998-06en
dc.date.issued1998-06en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 1998 Jun; 19(3): 277-293.en
dc.identifier.issn1386-7415en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Hermeneutics+and+Experiences+of+the+Body:+the+Case+of+Low+Back+pain&title=Theoretical+Medicine+and+Bioethics.++&volume=19&issue=3&pages=277-293&date=1998&au=Dekkers,+Wimen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/758225en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the notion of clinical medicine as a hermeneutical enterprise and to bridge the gap between the general perspectives of hermeneutics and the particularities of medical practice. The case of a patient with low back pain is analyzed. The discussion centers around the metaphor of "the patient as a text" and a model of five social discourses about low back pain. The problems addressed are: (1) the nature of a moral experience, (2) the variety of available texts, (3) the difference between the doctor's and patient's narratives, and (4) the patient's and doctor's responsibility regarding the existential, biographical meaning of an illness. Although many problems are left unsolved, it is argued that from a philosophical point of view the notion of medicine as a hermeneutical enterprise opens up the possibility of gaining insight in the foundations of the clinical encounter.en
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dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/98356818en
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectBioethicsen
dc.subjectCase Studiesen
dc.subjectChronically Illen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectHuman Bodyen
dc.subjectIllnessen
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectMetaphoren
dc.subjectNarrative Ethicsen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectPaternalismen
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPsychiatric Diagnosisen
dc.subjectPsychological Stressen
dc.subjectSelf Concepten
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectTheoretical Modelsen
dc.titleHermeneutics and Experiences of the Body. the Case of Low Back Painen
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