1. The Patient as Text: A Model of Clinical Hermeneutics.Stephen L. Daniel - 1986 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 7 (2).
    The art of interpretation has traditionally been an integral part of medical practice, but little attention has been devoted to its theory. Hermeneutics or the study of interpretation has grown as a methodological interest primarily within the humanities. Borrowing from the medieval fourfold sense of scripture, which organizes interpretive activity both logically and comprehensively, I propose a hermeneutical model of clinical decision-making. According to the model, a patient is analogous to a literary text which may be interpreted on four levels: (...)
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  2. Interpretation in Medicine: An Introduction.Stephen L. Daniel - 1990 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 11 (1):5-8.
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  3. Hermeneutical Clinical Ethics: A Commentary.Stephen L. Daniel - 1994 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 15 (2).
    Essays by Thomasma and ten Have recommend hermeneutical clinical ethics. The use Thomasma makes of hermeneutics is not radical enough because it leaves out basic interpretation of clinical practice and focuses narrowly on ethical principles and rules. Ten Have, while failing to notice that the hyperreality of clinical ethics is a feature of all language, rightly distinguishes four characteristic parameters of a thoroughgoing interpretive clinical ethics: experience, attitudes and emotions, community, and ambiguity. Suggestions are made for implementing hermeneutical ethics in (...)
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