A doença também cura: a doença como fonte de autêntica vida humana na obra literária de Fernando Namora

Translated title of the contribution: The disease also cures: the disease as a source of authentic human life in the literary work of Fernando Namora

Fernando Teixeira Batista

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Abstract

From the books Retalhos da vida de um médico, O homem disfarçadoand Domingo à tarde, from the Portuguese writer Fernando Namora, in which the protagonists are doctors, we reflect on: the fictionalization of clinical activity; the intersection of the patient`s individual knowledge and the universal knowledge of the disease (summoning the lukácsian concept of particularity); meanings and assignable prejudice to the disease (personal and social); psychological and emotional states of patients and doctors (taking as a starting point confession and self-analysis); anamnesis and doctor-patient interaction; how the disease may contribute to the fall of the masks of those who have to deal with it, both patients and clinicians.
Translated title of the contributionThe disease also cures: the disease as a source of authentic human life in the literary work of Fernando Namora
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)239-252
JournalVIA ATLANTICA
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Fernando Namora
  • Literature
  • Narrative medicine
  • Disease

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