David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 11 (3) (1990)
This essay argues that, while much has been gained by medicine's focus on the spatial aspects of disease in light of developments in modern pathology, too little attention has been given to the temporal experience of illness at the subjective level of the patient. In particular, it is noted that there is a radical distinction between subjective and objective time. Whereas the patient experiences his immediate illness in terms of the ongoing flux of subjective time, the physician conceptualizes the illness as a disease state according to the measurements of objective time. A greater understanding of this disparity in temporal experiencing provides insights into the lived experience of illness and can preclude difficulties in communication between physician and patient.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ingunn Elstad & Kirsti Torjuul (2009). Continuity of Nursing and the Time of Sickness. Nursing Philosophy 10 (2):91-102.
Tania L. Gergel (2013). Illness Perception, Time Perception and Phenomenology – an Extended Response to Borrett. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 19 (3):501-508.
Similar books and articles
Stephen G. Karatheodoris (1985). Construction of Illness: Deconstructing the Social. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 6 (2).
Fredrik Svenaeus (2000). The Body Uncanny — Further Steps Towards a Phenomenology of Illness. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 3 (2):125-137.
Joachim P. Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin & Mark M. Moes (2010). Health at the Center of Health Systems Reform How Philosophy Can Inform Policy. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (3):341-356.
Richard M. Zaner (1990). Medicine and Dialogue. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 15 (3):303-325.
James E. Rosenberg & Bernard Towers (1986). The Practice of Empathy as a Prerequisite for Informed Consent. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 7 (2).
Richard J. Baron (1981). Bridging Clinical Distance: An Empathic Rediscovery of the Known. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (1):5-24.
Roberto Mordacci (1998). The Desire for Health and the Promises of Medicine. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 1 (1):21-30.
David Morris (2008). Diabetes, Chronic Illness and the Bodily Roots of Ecstatic Temporality. Human Studies 31 (4):399 - 421.
S. Kay Toombs (1988). Illness and the Paradigm of Lived Body. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 9 (2).
S. Kay Toombs (1987). The Meaning of Illness: A Phenomenological Approach to the Patient-Physician Relationship. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (3):219-240.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads53 ( #37,722 of 1,692,428 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #47,729 of 1,692,428 )
How can I increase my downloads?