What kinds of human suffering constitute illness? What is the difference between ‘dis-ease’ and ‘disease’? What does ‘diagnosis’ mean? What are its limitations? Can it be harmful?
What are the roles of art and science in understanding others? What is the difference between treatment and healing? What do other people want and need? How do we (think we) know? Who decides? How? And amidst all this what is the role of our personal agency, both within and between us? How is this addressed in any public provision of healthcare?
These are the kinds of questions addressed in this remarkable wide-ranging anthology. Written by a frontline medical practitioner over several decades, the explorations are philosophically spirited rather than academically conventioned.
The many ideas are brought to life in a way that will engage any open-minded reader: vivid, authentic vignettes are carried by language of precision, poetry and imagination.
The anthology is offered in this complete large single volume, or in three separate smaller volumes.
Alongside these he has maintained a practice as a private psychotherapist.
Interested? Many articles exploring similar themes are available via David Zigmond’s home page on www.marco-learningsystems.com
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