現代醫學的生命與身體觀: 醫學生在大體解剖課程中的感知游移/猶疑

Translated title of the contribution: The Conception of Life and Body in Modern Medicine: Reflections on Medical Students’ Encounters with Cadavers in Gross Anatomy

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Abstract

The conception of human person and body in medicine has received more attention recently. Instead of a pure theoretical analysis, this study, utilizing in-depth interviews with medical students, discloses medical students' perceptions and experiences as they encounter the human body in cadaver dissection course, and further examines the ways in which the notion of human body has been constructed and practiced in modern medicine. I contend that the students’ oscillations between lived body and physical body, spirit and matter, present and past, life and death, medical objectivity and humanitarian values which emerged in the gross anatomy laboratory lead us to thematize the inadequacy of mind-body dualism and mechanistic conception of body. Moreover, I draw on the analysis of embodiment developed by Richard Zaner and others and the phenomenological notion of Körper and Leib to elaborate the multiple senses of human body and the students' ambivalence of perceiving the cadaver. Finally, I conclude that the epistemological problem of modern medicine should be addressed through the philosophical reflection on body, which enables us to better understand the difficulties facing medical education and clinical ethics.
Translated title of the contributionThe Conception of Life and Body in Modern Medicine: Reflections on Medical Students’ Encounters with Cadavers in Gross Anatomy
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)71-103
Journal生命教育研究
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • embodiment
  • gross anatomy
  • Körper
  • Leib
  • medical education

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