Creating difficulties everywhere.

Title

Creating difficulties everywhere.

Creator

Wear Delese; Aultman Julie M

Publisher

Perspectives in biology and medicine

Date

2007
1905-06

Description

In this essay we link the rationale for the medical humanities with radical hermeneutics, a move that infuses the medical humanities with incredulity and suspicion. This orientation is particularly important at this historical moment, when the evidence-based and competency blanket is threatening to overpower all aspects of medical education, including the medical humanities discourse itself. Radical hermeneutics works relentlessly against the final word on anything, and as such, it provides a critically provocative way of thinking about doctors, patients, illness, health, families, death–in short, the experience of being human. We use three literary examples to illustrate the complex, contradictory, perplexing, and disturbing questions related to a life in medicine: Rafael Campo's "Like a Prayer," Irvin Yalom's "Fat Lady," and Richard Selzer's "Brute."

Subject

Humans; Curriculum; Narration; Humanities/*ethics; 20th Century; History; *Ethics; Medical; Models; Educational; Medical/*history; Philosophy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

348–362

Issue

3

Volume

50

Citation

Wear Delese; Aultman Julie M, “Creating difficulties everywhere.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4931.

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