Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30 (2):147-160 (2009)

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Patrick Daly
Boston College
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This paper represents a preliminary investigation relating Bernard Lonergan’s thought to health science and the healing arts. First, I provide background for basic elements of Lonergan’s theoretical terminology that I employ. As inquiry is the engine of Lonergan’s method, next I specify two questions that underlie medical insights and define several terms, including health, disease, and illness, in relation to these questions. Then I expand the frame of reference to include all disciplines involved in the cycle of clinical interaction under the heading health science and the healing arts. Finally, I analyze the cycle of clinical interaction in terms of Lonergan’s cognitive theory. I compare and contrast my analysis, based on Lonergan, with that of Pellegrino, Thomasma and Sulmasy as I proceed. In closing, I comment briefly on the next stage of this project regarding Lonergan’s theory of the human good in relation to the practice of the healing arts.
Keywords Diagnosis  Disease  Health  Philosophy, Medical  Injury
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DOI 10.1007/s11017-009-9101-9
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Insight: A Study of Human Understanding.Bernard Lonergan - 1959 - Philosophy 34 (131):373-373.
Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan: Insight.Bernard J. F. Lonergan - 1988 - University of Toronto Press for Lonergan Research Institute of Regis College.
Diseases and Natural Kinds.Daniel P. Sulmasy - 2005 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 26 (6):487-513.

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