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The Resource Healing psychiatry : bridging the science/humanism divide, David H. Brendel

Healing psychiatry : bridging the science/humanism divide, David H. Brendel

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Healing psychiatry : bridging the science/humanism divide
Title
Healing psychiatry
Title remainder
bridging the science/humanism divide
Statement of responsibility
David H. Brendel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new patient-centered approach to psychiatry that aims to resolve the field's conceptual tension between science and humanism by drawing on classical American pragmatism and contemporary pragmatic bioethics. Psychiatry today is torn by opposing sensibilities. Is it primarily a science of brain functioning or primarily an art of understanding the human mind in its social and cultural context? Competing conceptions of mental illness as amenable to scientific explanation or as deeply complex and beyond the reach of empirical study have left the field conceptually divided between science and humanism. In Healing Psychiatry David Brendel takes a novel approach to this stubborn problem. Drawing on the classical American pragmatism of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey, as well as contemporary work of pragmatic bioethicists, Brendel proposes a "clinical pragmatism" that synthesizes scientific and humanistic approaches to mental health care. Psychiatry, he argues, must integrate scientific and humanistic models by emphasizing the practical, pluralistic, participatory, and provisional aspects of clinical diagnosis and treatment. Psychiatrists need to have the skill and flexibility to use scientific and humanistic approaches in a collaborative, open-ended clinical process; they must recognize the complexity of human suffering even as they strive for scientific rigor. This is the only way, he writes, that psychiatry can heal its conceptual rift and the emotional wounds of its patients. Healing Psychiatry explores these issues from both clinical and theoretical standpoints and uses case histories to support its basic argument. Brendel calls for an open-minded and flexible yet scientifically informed approach to understanding, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders. And he considers the future of psychiatry, applying the principles of clinical pragmatism to a broad range of ethical concerns in psychiatric training and research
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Brendel, David H
Dewey number
174.2/9689
Index
index present
LC call number
RC455.2.E8
LC item number
B74 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 F-288
  • WM 62
NLM item number
B837h 2006
Series statement
Basic bioethics
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  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric ethics
  • Social psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • MEDICAL
  • Psychiatric ethics
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Social psychiatry
Label
Healing psychiatry : bridging the science/humanism divide, David H. Brendel
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-172) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Science and Humanism in Psychiatry; 2 A Pragmatic Approach to Psychiatry; 3 Pragmatism in Action: Clinical Cases; 4 Pragmatism and the Mind/Body Problem; 5 Sigmund Freud: Scientist and Pragmatist; 6 Pragmatism in Neurology and Psychiatry; 7 Pragmatism in Psychiatric Diagnosis; 8 Pragmatism and the Future of Psychiatry; References; Index
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70273062
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Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780262025942
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • 3449
  • 9780262269247
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70273062
Label
Healing psychiatry : bridging the science/humanism divide, David H. Brendel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Science and Humanism in Psychiatry; 2 A Pragmatic Approach to Psychiatry; 3 Pragmatism in Action: Clinical Cases; 4 Pragmatism and the Mind/Body Problem; 5 Sigmund Freud: Scientist and Pragmatist; 6 Pragmatism in Neurology and Psychiatry; 7 Pragmatism in Psychiatric Diagnosis; 8 Pragmatism and the Future of Psychiatry; References; Index
Control code
70273062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262025942
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3449
  • 9780262269247
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70273062

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