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    [Book Review] the Meaning of Illness, a Phenomenological Account of the Different Perspectives of Physician and Patient. [REVIEW]S. Kay Toombs - 1993 - Hastings Center Report 23 (6):41-42.
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    Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine.S. Kay Toombs (ed.) - 2001 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Yet, the central conviction that informs this volume is that phenomenology provides extraordinary insights into many of the issues that are directly addressed ...
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  3. The Lived Experience of Disability.S. Kay Toombs - 1995 - Human Studies 18 (1):9-23.
    In this paper I reflect upon my personal experience of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis in order to provide a phenomenological account of the human experience of disability. In particular, I argue that the phenomenological notion of lived body provides important insights into the profound disruptions of space and time that are an integral element of changed physical capacities such as loss of mobility. In addition, phenomenology discloses the emotional dimension of physical disorder. The lived body disruption engendered by loss of (...)
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    Introduction: Phenomenology and Medicine.S. Kay Toombs - 2001 - In Kay Toombs (ed.), Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 1--26.
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  5. The Meaning of Illness: A Phenomenological Approach to the Patient-Physician Relationship.S. Kay Toombs - 1987 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (3):219-240.
    This essay argues that philosophical phenomenology can provide important insights into the patient-physician relationship. In particular, it is noted that the physician and patient encounter the experience of illness from within the context of different "worlds", each "world" providing a horizon of meaning. Such phenomenological notions as focusing, habits of mind, finite provinces of meaning, and relevance are shown to be central to the way these "worlds" are constituted. An eidetic interpretation of illness is proposed. Such an interpretation discloses certain (...)
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  6. Illness and the Paradigm of Lived Body.S. Kay Toombs - 1988 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 9 (2).
    This paper suggests that the paradigm of lived body (as it is developed in the works of Merleau-Ponty, Sartre and Zaner) provides important insights into the experience of illness. In particular it is noted that, as embodied persons, we experience illness primarily as a disruption of lived body rather than as a dysfunction of biological body. An account is given of the manner in which such fundamental features of embodiment as bodily intentionality, primary meaning, contextural organization, body image, gestural display, (...)
     
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    Reflections on Bodily Change: The Lived Experience of Disability.S. Kay Toombs - 2001 - In Kay Toombs (ed.), Handbook of Phenomenology and Medicine. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 247--261.
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  8. The Temporality of Illness: Four Levels of Experience.S. Kay Toombs - 1990 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 11 (3).
    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 (...)
     
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    The Role of Empathy in Clinical Practice.S. Kay Toombs - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (5-7):5-7.
    In this essay I discuss Edith Stein's analysis of empathy and note its application in the field of clinical medicine. In identifying empathy as the basic mode of cognition in which one grasps the experiences of others, Stein notes, 'I grasp the Other as a living body and not merely as a physical body'. The living body is given in terms of five distinctive characteristics - characteristics that disclose important facets of the illness experience. Empathy plays an important role in (...)
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    The Metamorphosis: The Nature of Chronic Illness and its Challenge to Medicine. [REVIEW]S. Kay Toombs - 1993 - Journal of Medical Humanities 14 (4):223-230.
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    Articulating the Hard Choices: A Practical Role for Philosophy in the Clinical Context. [REVIEW]S. Kay Toombs - 1998 - Human Studies 21 (1):49-55.
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    Review: Articulating the Hard Choices: A Practical Role for Philosophy in the Clinical Context: A Commentary on Richard Zaner's Troubled Voices: Stories of Ethics and Illness. [REVIEW]S. Kay Toombs - 1998 - Human Studies 21 (1):49 - 55.
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    The Loss of WholenessThe Meaning of Illness. [REVIEW]Erik Parens & S. Kay Toombs - 1993 - Hastings Center Report 23 (6):41.
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    Taking the Body SeriouslyEmbodiment, Morality, and MedicineTroubled Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Postmodernism, Medical Ethics, and the BodyThe Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness and EthicsEnforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body.S. Kay Toombs, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Margaret A. Farley, Paul A. Komesaroff, Arthur W. Frank & Lennard J. Davis - 1997 - Hastings Center Report 27 (5):39.
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    Taking the Body Seriously.S. Kay Toombs - 1997 - Hastings Center Report 27 (5):39-43.
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    Werner Marx., Towards a Phenomenological Ethics: Ethos and the Life-World.S. Kay Toombs - 1996 - International Studies in Philosophy 28 (2):151-152.
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  17. Human Dignity and the Future of Health Care.Elias Bongmba, Toyin Falola, Paul Griffiths, Jeff Levin, Gilbert Meilaender, Margaret Somerville, Daniel Sulmasy, John Swinton & S. Kay Toombs - forthcoming - Bioethics.
     
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