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 contribution
|The disease also cures: the disease as a source of authentic human life in the literary work of Fernando Namora
|Published - Jun 2016
- Fernando Namora
- Narrative medicine