The Health Humanities and Camus s The Plague

The Health Humanities and Camus s The Plague

The essays represent various disciplinary and personal perspectives; the introduction presents the overarching theme of 'transmission' that holds the book together"--

Author: Woods Nash

Publisher: Kent State University

ISBN: 1606353225

Category: Medicine in literature

Page: 192

View: 951

"Albert Camus's The Plague (1947) is widely regarded as a classic of twentieth-century fiction and a touchstone for the field of literature and medicine. Nash's edited collection of essays explores how The Plague illuminates important themes, ideas, dilemmas, and roles in modern medicine, helping readers--and particularly medical students and practitioners--see the value in Camus's novel. The essays represent various disciplinary and personal perspectives; the introduction presents the overarching theme of 'transmission' that holds the book together"--
Categories: Medicine in literature

Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities

FURTHER. READING. Albert Camus, The Plague Daniel Defoe, Journal of the
Plague Year Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul
Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World ...

Author: Thomas R. Cole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316147948

Category: Philosophy


View: 403

This textbook brings the humanities to students in order to evoke the humanity of students. It helps to form individuals who take charge of their own minds, who are free from narrow and unreflective forms of thought, and who act compassionately in their public and professional worlds. Using concepts and methods of the humanities, the book addresses undergraduate and premed students, medical students, and students in other health professions, as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners. It encourages them to consider the ethical and existential issues related to the experience of disease, care of the dying, health policy, religion and health, and medical technology. Case studies, images, questions for discussion, and role-playing exercises help readers to engage in the practical, interpretive, and analytical aspects of the material, developing skills for critical thinking as well as compassionate care.
Categories: Philosophy

Body Talk in the Medical Humanities

Body Talk in the Medical Humanities

In my reading of An Imperfect Offering, at times I could not help but liken Orbinski
to the character of Rieux in Camus' The Plague. Rieux, who too struggled with
the world's fundamental indifference towards profound acts of inhumanity against

Author: Jennifer Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527542327

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 150

This exciting book draws on the insight and experience of 21 medical practitioners and researchers in the wider field of the medical humanities to ask fundamental questions related to illness, bodily experience, the experience and role of medical and healthcare professionals, and the contribution of language and communication to enable understanding. It opens up a range of conversations, reflections and research to present an innovative approach to the field of body studies, investigating complex questions that are associated with self and body and medical and healthcare professionals who work with bodies that are ill. Areas of pain, disability, vulnerability, life experienced through chronic conditions and the insights of listening to the ill and the dying are examined within the individual contributions. The chapters explore a range of key spaces, gaps and tensions between talk and bodies, from embodied experiences and patient-doctor relationships to negotiating institutional constraints and reading, looking and enacting as methods of improving intersubjective, relational and ethical practices.
Categories: Medical

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature

The ten works of fiction explored in this book stimulate lively dialogue on topics like bioterrorism, cloning, organ transplants, obesity and heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and civil and human rights.

Author: Mahala Yates Stripling


ISBN: 9780988986527

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 308

Many of the bioethical and medical issues challenging society today have been anticipated and addressed in literature ranging from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Albert Camus's The Plague, to Margaret Edson's Wit. The ten works of fiction explored in this book stimulate lively dialogue on topics like bioterrorism, cloning, organ transplants, obesity and heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and civil and human rights. This interdisciplinary and multicultural approach introducing literature across the curricula helps students master medical and bioethical concepts brought about by advances in science and technology, bringing philosophy into the world of science.
Categories: Fiction

Pilgrims in Medicine Conscience Legalism and Human Rights

Pilgrims in Medicine  Conscience Legalism and Human Rights

Canonical medical humanities “The life narratives of literary characters such as
Camus' Dr Rieux, struggling to balance his professional ethical obligations to
relieve individual, as opposed to communal, suffering in a plague city, may ...

Author: Thomas Alured Faunce

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004139626

Category: Political Science

Page: 651

View: 780

This arrestingly novel work develops a normative synthesis of medical humanities, virtue ethics, medical ethics, health law and human rights. It presents an ambitious, complex and coherent argument for the reconceptualisation of the doctor-patient relationship and its regulation utilising approaches often thought of as being separate, if not opposed (virtue-based ethics and universal human rights). The case is argued gracefully, with moderation, but also with respect for opposing positions. The book's analysis of the foundational professional virtue of therapeutic loyalty is an original departure from the traditional discourse of "patient autonomy," and the ethical and legal "duties" of the medical practitioner. The central argument is not merely presented, as bookends, in the introduction and conclusion. It is cogently represented in each chapter and section and measured against the material considered. A remarkable feature is the use of aptly selected "canonical" literature to inform the argument. These references run from Hesse's "The Glass Bead Game" in the abstract, to Joyce's "Ulysses" in the conclusion. They include excerpts from and discussion about Bergman, Borges, Boswell, Tolstoy, de Beauvoir, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Samuel Johnson, Aristotle, Orwell, Osler, Chaucer, Schweitzer, Shakespeare, Thorwalds, Kafka and William Carlos Williams. Such references are used not merely as an artistic and decorative leitmotif, but become a critical, narrative element and another complex and rich layer to this work. The breadth and quality of the references are testimony to the author's clear understanding of the modern law and literature movement. This work provides the basis of a medicalschool course. As many medical educators as possible should also be encouraged to read this work for the insights it will give them into using their own personal life narratives and those of their patients to inform their decision-making process. This thesis will also be of value to the judiciary, whose members are often called upon to make normatively difficult judgments about medical care and medical rules. The human rights material leads to a hopeful view of an international movement toward a universal synthesis between medical ethics and human rights in all doctor-patient relationships.
Categories: Political Science

The Plague

The Plague

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679720218

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 950

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
Categories: Fiction

Public Expectations and Physician s Responsibilities

Public Expectations and Physician s Responsibilities

Voices of Medical Humanities J. K. Crellin. CHAPTER 10 ... Albert Camus , too ,
makes clear in his now classic novel , The Plague ( 1947 ) , that a person can feel
controlled or imprisoned by a disease in many ways . The frailty of old age is just

Author: J. K. Crellin

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857756428

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 153

The values held by physicians have changed in recent years and may not be in keeping with the needs of patients today. This book is for everyone who has concerns about the provision of healthcare -- physicians and other healthcare professionals and students, policy makers and shapers and the general public. It pays particular attention to the qualities that the public wishes to find in its physicians and other healthcare practitioners. These expectations provide a pragmatic focus by pinpointing issues on which the medical profession need to respond. This work draws heavily on voices from literature, the visual arts, and popular culture to chart the changes in public perceptions in recent years, and as well as enabling physicians to assess their own professionalism, it can also serve as an introductory text for studying medical humanities, and the role of healthcare in society.
Categories: Medical

Security Emancipation and the Politics of Health

Security  Emancipation and the Politics of Health

In Albert Camus' The Plague, for example, the city of Oran is depicted as a
human and social space that is shaken and transformed by disease. In cinema, '
medical thrillers' like Outbreak or Contagion show societies spiralling out of

Author: Joao Nunes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134578436

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 427

This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health. Building on the work of the ‘Welsh School’ of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions from the wider critical security literature, the book provides an emancipatory perspective on the health-security nexus – one which simultaneously teases out its underlying political assumptions, assesses its political effects and identifies potential for transformation. Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health challenges conventional wisdom in the field of health and international politics by conceiving of health as a fundamentally political issue, and not merely as a medical problem demanding ‘technical’ solutions and arrangements. The book shows how political processes of representation underpin notions of health and disease through an examination of three key areas: the linkages between immigration and the fear of disease; colonial medicine; and the ‘health as a bridge for peace’ literature. In order to successfully carry out this political investigation of health, the book develops an innovative theoretical framework inspired by the idea of ‘security as emancipation’, which goes beyond the existing emancipatory literature in security studies. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, health politics, sociology and IR in general.
Categories: Political Science

Reframing Disease Contextually

Reframing Disease Contextually

See Camus, The Plague (1991) and Sartre, Nausea (1969). 27. ... tradition
developed by Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) (and his followers, emphasizing the
description of human experience ... For sustained analyses of health, see
Whitbeck (1981), Nordenfelt (1987, 2001), Mordacci (1995), Lennox (1995), and
Lafaille and ...

Author: Mary Ann Gardell Cutter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401701556

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 345

This volume will be of interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers, medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policymakers. The book provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease. It includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease.
Categories: Medical

Contagious Metaphor

Contagious Metaphor

What's natural is the microbe. All the rest – health, integrity, purity (if you like) – is
a product of the human will, of a vigilance that must never falter' (Camus 1960, p.
242). The plague can never be ignored, and it requires its due preparations.

Author: Peta Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441104212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 978

The metaphor of contagion pervades critical discourse across the humanities, the medical sciences, and the social sciences. It appears in such terms as 'social contagion' in psychology, 'financial contagion' in economics, 'viral marketing' in business, and even 'cultural contagion' in anthropology. In the twenty-first century, contagion, or 'thought contagion' has become a byword for creativity and a fundamental process by which knowledge and ideas are communicated and taken up, and resonates with André Siegfried's observation that 'there is a striking parallel between the spreading of germs and the spreading of ideas'. In Contagious Metaphor, Peta Mitchell offers an innovative, interdisciplinary study of the metaphor of contagion and its relationship to the workings of language. Examining both metaphors of contagion and metaphor as contagion, Contagious Metaphor suggests a framework through which the emergence and often epidemic-like reproduction of metaphor can be better understood.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Islamic Masculinities

Islamic Masculinities

Although no one knows what the law is , it is protected by innumerable
doorkeepers who , as in Camus ' The Plague , try to save human lives medically
and religiously or , as in Kafka ' s The Trial , accuse mankind of an unidentified
crime and ...

Author: Lahoucine Ouzgane

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842772759

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 248

Publisher Description
Categories: Religion



et another discussion about language the medical authorities shrink from using
the term “ plague ' . ' It doesn ' t matter whether you call it ... He feels that he is
growing less and less human and that he is as ' abstract ' as the plague . Camus
is ...

Author: Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: UOM:39015058009898

Category: Authors, Algerian

Page: 359

View: 549

Categories: Authors, Algerian

The Plague

The Plague

A 1983 survey of American graduate schools revealed that The Plague was on
the required reading list in 46.7 percent of M.A. ... syllabi for courses under a wide
variety of rubrics—English, philosophy, humanities, history, political science,
even medicine. When ... Before the scourge of AIDS made Camus's account of a
lethal epidemic seem even more compelling, the general tendency to take the
medical ...

Author: Steven G. Kellman

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015029867556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 731

Categories: Literary Criticism

Illinois English Bulletin

Illinois English Bulletin

His affectionate descriptions of even the most ridiculous human idiosyncrasies ,
through such characters as an old man who spends ... extremely grotesque
scene in indifferent , abstract terms.17 Immediately after Rieux leaves the
medical council meeting he has a terrifying ... In The Plague , Albert Camus
presents his vision of humanist rebellion as an answer to the absurd human
condition through the ...



ISBN: IND:30000103894709

Category: English language


View: 476

Categories: English language

Ten Years of Medicine and the Arts

Ten Years of Medicine and the Arts

Dr . Charon received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her PhD in
English from Columbia University . She publishes and ... ALBERT CAMUS ( 1913
- 1960 ) was born in Algiers , where he later worked as a journalist . He continued
to work as a ... novels include The Stranger and The Plague . He won the Nobel ...

Author: Lisa R. Dittrich


ISBN: 1577540212

Category: Arts medicine

Page: 226

View: 752

Categories: Arts medicine

Proceedings of the Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association

Proceedings of the     Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association

Camus ' s The Plague is the canonical work that has been quoted or alluded to in
countless articles , and now books ... For years I have taught The Plague to fourth
- year medical students and also to graduate students in medical humanities .

Author: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress


ISBN: IND:30000027901770

Category: Comparative literature


View: 171

Categories: Comparative literature

Women s Health in Primary Care

Women s Health in Primary Care

One of the first literature prothat a lot of the work of medicine is fessors to find her
niche in medical done in the listening to and telling o ... s very important tha ily
Professor in the Medical Humanities doctors be able to do both of these at the
University of Texas Medical well . ... Albert Camus ' The and effort to preparation
for caring for sick people , the Plague , Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ' s Cancer Ward ,
and ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106017913804

Category: Generative organs, Female


View: 734

Categories: Generative organs, Female

The Philosophy of Albert Camus

The Philosophy of Albert Camus

Oran becomes the cosmos , Deaths rise sharply ; social distinctions disappear as
the plague rages for months ... The two main personalities , around whom most of
the philosophical conflicts center , are Dr. Rieux , the medical doctor , and Father
Paneloux , the Roman Catholic priest . ... Man must move away from
transcendental certainties to the uncertainties of the human condition , As the
plague comes ...

Author: David E. Denton


ISBN: NWU:35556016845406


Page: 77

View: 584


Working for Children

Working for Children

... to creation of ourselves and our own ego ideal rather than borrowing the ego
ideal presented by culture as the healthy human . ... If we are to heal ourselves of
cultural normality in order to heal others , this guiding star can be the state of
human grace , in the ... 121 ) summarizes from Camus ' novel The Plague : There
are two kinds of people in The Plague , the " townspeople ” and the " volunteers .

Author: Judith S. Mearig

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015016186861

Category: Child welfare

Page: 348

View: 144

Categories: Child welfare