Moral Tourists and World Travelers: Some Epistemological Issues in Understanding Patients' Worlds

Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 10 (3):209-223 (2003)
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Abstract

Drawing on metaphors of travel and tourism, I distinguish between epistemological stances that clinicians can adopt when attempting to understand how patients experience their world and their illness. I argue for a particular stance, called world traveling, that involves a shift in clinicians' own commitments, perceptions, and values. I identify barriers to this model but also suggest ways a version of world traveling may be implemented.

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Nancy Potter
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