M Faith McLellan's research while affiliated with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and other places

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As those who have tried it can attest, asserting the existence of a canon of works in any field is an enterprise fraught with peril, especially in view of academic debates about the desirability or even the possibility of doing so. 1 In literature and medicine, as in other areas of inquiry, opinion is bound to be divided about which literary works...
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2‐5 The practitioner most often studied has been the physician—usually a white man, although the spectrum of healers examined has broadened to include women (particularly nurses 6 ), people of colour, and non-traditional healers. 7 Writers have found the life of the physician a compelling subject “because they could not be indifferent to it. The ph...

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... dass Themen wie Krankheit und Gebrechen in literarischen Werken aufgegriffen wurden. Hinzu kommt, dass das Lesen und Schreiben von Literatur auch als Heilmethode vorgeschlagen wurde, was auf Aristoteles' Beobachtungen über die Kraft der Karthasis zurückgeht [3]. ...
... 34 To illustrate these theoretical concerns, an example is provided in the penultimate section of this paper, which illustrates how a doctor's relative isolation can lead to difficulties and ultimately harm in terms of ethical decisionmaking. That the example is neither theoretical nor empirical but literary in nature should not detract from its relevance because, as McLellan 35 ...
... In the scholarly literature, there are recurring novels, short stories, and poems that lend themselves to these experiences. The Doctor Stories by William Carlos Williams is frequently used as an example of the social barriers between the patient and their carers, and the experience of dying (McLennan 1996;Charlton and Verghese 2010;Williams 1984Williams /1932; as is Wit a play by Margaret Edson which has also successfully been adapted for film (Gottlieb 2018;Shapiro 2016). ...
... 12 Además, es necesario enfatizar que este tipo de experiencias no pueden reducirse siempre a una novela sino a muchas otras expresiones escritas como el cuento, el relato o incluso la poesía, donde los médicos también son destacables; 13 así como las expresiones poéticas de lo que la medicina, el médico o el paciente pueden representar. 14 Independientemente del tipo de expresión literaria, la cuestión importante es destacar la noción de "el ser humano enfermo" y no tanto la de "la enfermedad" como un ente abstracto (que para eso ya hay bastantes clasificaciones y manuales clínicos importantes y hasta canónicos). Se trata de mostrar al ser humano (que puede resultar representativo de una cultura, de una época, de un grupo en particular) y su vivencia subjetiva de padecer una entidad clínica. ...
... 5 In 1976, Moore, 6 an Austrian physician, coined the term "medical humanities" to define what "doctorship" is from social, cultural, philosophical, and other perspectives. 7 In order to restore humanity to the healthcare practice and allow students to reflect upon their roles as healthcare providers, medical humanities has become increasingly integrated into medical education. 8 Coutts and Rogers 9 proposed the ABC mnemonic (altruism, beneficence, and compassion) to remind physicians that, as humanitarian medical and healthcare professionals, in order to care for their patients, they should possess the following humanistic professional qualities: respecting patients' viewpoints and opinions; attending to patients' psychological well-being; regarding patients as individual beings; treating patients in their social, physical, and family contexts; facilitating a strong patient-healthcare provider relationship through good communication and listening skills; engendering trust and confidence; and demonstrating warmth, compassion, and empathy. ...
... Physical illnesses and diseases have been observed as topical issues in literature and medicine (Kleinman 1990;Hawkins 1993;McLellan 1997;Jones 1996;Omobowale 2001;Kravitz 2010). Faith McLellan(1997) identifies physical illness or disease as a fundamental theme in literature and medicine. ...