Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine

Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine

by Peter L. Rudnytsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791473511

ISBN-13: 9780791473511

Pub. Date: 02/07/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In this pioneering volume, Peter L. Rudnytsky and Rita Charon bring together distinguished contributors from medicine, psychoanalysis, and literature to explore the multiple intersections between their respective fields and the emerging discipline of narrative medicine, which seeks to introduce the values and methods of literary study into clinical education and

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In this pioneering volume, Peter L. Rudnytsky and Rita Charon bring together distinguished contributors from medicine, psychoanalysis, and literature to explore the multiple intersections between their respective fields and the emerging discipline of narrative medicine, which seeks to introduce the values and methods of literary study into clinical education and practice. Organized into four sections-contextualizing narrative medicine, psychoanalytic interventions, the patient's voice, and acts of reading-the essays take the reader into the emergency room, the consulting room, and the classroom. They range from the panoramas of intellectual history to the close-ups of literary and clinical analysis, and they speak with the voice of the patient as well as the physician or professor, reminding us that these are often the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791473511
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/07/2008
Series:
SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction   Peter L. Rudnytsky     1
Contextualizing Narrative Medicine
Where Does Narrative Medicine Come From? Drives, Diseases, Attention, and the Body   Rita Charon     23
Desire and Obesity: Dickens, Endocrinology, Pulmonary Medicine, and Psychoanalysis   Sander L. Gilman     37
Pinel and the Pendulum   Richard Lewis Holt     61
Narrative Medicine and Negative Capability   Terrence E. Holt     83
Psychoanalytic Interventions
"The Past Is a Foreign Country": Some Uses of Literature in the Psychoanalytic Dialogue   Vera J. Camden     99
It's Really More Complicated than You Imagine: Narratives of Real and Imagined Trauma   Bennett Simon     119
Narrative and Feminine Empathy: James to Kristeva   Janet Sayers     137
The Fortunate Physician: Learning from Our Patients   Fred L. Griffin     149
The Patient's Voice
Learning How to Tell   Lisa J. Schnell     169
Imagining Immunity   Ed Cohen     183
A Perspective on the Role of Stories as a Mechanism of Meta-Healing   Kimberly R. Myers     199
The Discourse of Disease: Patient Writing at the "University of Tuberculosis"   Jean S. Mason     209
Acts of Reading
The Teaching Cure   Jeffrey Berman     229
Reading, Listening, and Other Beleaguered Practices in General Psychiatry   Neil Scheurich     247
Uncertain Truths: Resistance and Defiance in Narrative   Schuyler W. Henderson     261
Narrative and Beyond   Geoffrey Hartman     277
Afterword: Material and Metaphor: Narrative Treatment for the Embodied Self   Rita Charon     287
Notes on Contributors     295
Index     301

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