Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 15 (43):82-101 (2016)
AbstractLower limb major amputations are both life-saving procedures and life-changing events. Individual responses to limb loss are varied and complex, some individuals experience functional, psychological and social dysfunction, many others adjust and function well. Some patients refuse amputation for religious and/or cultural reasons. One of the greatest difficulties for a person undergoing amputation surgery is overcoming the psychological stigma that society associates with the loss of a limb. Persons who have undergone amputations are often viewed as incomplete individuals. The medical and physical consequences of amputation serve as the centerpiece in acute care and are commonly at the forefront of prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic prescription aims to compensate for functional and/or cosmetic losses where possible. The aims of rehabilitation following amputation are to restore acceptable levels of functioning that allow individuals to achieve their goals, to facilitate personal health, and to improve participation in society and quality of life either with or without prosthesis. Our article aims at underscoring some medical, social and religious aspects that can contribute to the wellbeing of patients who suffer a life changing event such as lower limb amputation.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
References found in this work
Arguments in Favor of a Religious Coping Pattern in Terminally Ill Patients.Andrada Parvu, Gabriel Roman, Silvia Dumitras, Rodica Gramma, Mariana Enache, Stefana Maria Moisa, Radu Chirita, Catalin Iov & Beatrice Ioan - 2012 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (31):88-112.
Stem Cells Therapy and Research. Benefits and Ethical Challences.Pop Ionel-Ciprian, Grad Nicolae-Ovidiu & Mironiuc Ion-Aurel - 2012 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (32):190-205.
Similar books and articles
Apotemnophilia: Ethical Considerations of Amputating a Healthy Limb.A. Dua - 2010 - Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (2):75-78.
Body Integrity Identity Disorder (Biid)—is the Amputation of Healthy Limbs Ethically Justified?M. Sabine - 2009 - American Journal of Bioethics 9 (1):36 – 43.
Healthy Limb Amputation, Bioethics and Patient Autonomy.Kellie Williamson - 2010 - Emergent Australasian Philosophers 3 (1).
The Ethics of Limb Amputation and Locus of Disease.Ronald Pies - 2009 - Neuroethics 2 (3):179-180.
Body Integrity Identity Disorder: Response to Patrone.C. J. Ryan, T. Shaw & A. W. F. Harris - 2010 - Journal of Medical Ethics 36 (3):189-190.
Out on a Limb: The Ethical Management of Body Integrity Identity Disorder.Christopher James Ryan - 2009 - Neuroethics 2 (1):21-33.
The Effect of Limb Crossing and Limb Congruency on Multisensory Integration in Peripersonal Space for the Upper and Lower Extremities.Michiel van Elk, Joachim Forget & Olaf Blanke - 2013 - Consciousness and Cognition 22 (2):545-555.
Normal Body Scheme and Absent Phantom Limb Experience in Amputees While Dreaming.Maria Alessandria, Roberto Vetrugno, Pietro Cortelli & Pasquale Montagna - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1831-1834.
Consent, Autonomy, and the Benefits of Healthy Limb Amputation: Examining the Legality of Surgically Managing Body Integrity Identity Disorder in New Zealand. [REVIEW]Aimee Louise Bryant - 2011 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 8 (3):281-288.
Can Vestibular Caloric Stimulation Be Used to Treat Apotemnophilia?V. S. Ramachandran & Paul McGeoch - unknown
Amputees By Choice: Body Integrity Identity Disorder and the Ethics of Amputation.Neil Levy Tim Bayne - 2005 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (1):75-86.