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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901599/balancing-bioethics-by-sensing-the-aesthetic
#1
Paul Macneill
This article is critical of "bioethics" as it is widely understood and taught, noting in particular an emphasis given to philosophical justification, reason and rationality. It is proposed that "balancing" bioethics be achieved by giving greater weight to practice and the aesthetic: Defined in terms of sensory perception, emotion and feeling. Each of those three elements is elaborated as a non-cognitive capacity and, when taken together, comprise aesthetic sensitivity and responsiveness. This is to recognise the aesthetic as a productive element in bioethics as practice...
October 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886888/thinking-with-pleasure-experimenting-with-drugs-and-drug-research
#2
Kane Race
Within the field of drug and alcohol studies, researchers think about pleasure or against it; we analyse, consider, investigate, invoke or ignore it. The philosophically inclined may think of pleasure or write on it, but in each of these scenarios pleasure is kept at an arm's length while the researcher appears to remain unmoved - detached observers, objective scientists, conceptual experts, program directors, sharp critics, policy advocates - sober judges whose sovereignty is secured by the formal conventions of positivist research, established theory, institutional authority and/or disciplinary knowledge...
September 5, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870332/rethinking-covert-stuttering
#3
Christopher Dominick Constantino, Walter H Manning, Susan Naomi Nordstrom
PURPOSE: The experience of passing as fluent, also called covert stuttering, has been uncritically framed as an inherently negative pursuit. Historically passing has been understood as a repression of one's true, authentic self in response to either psychological distress or social discrimination. The authors of this paper seek a more nuanced understanding of passing. We ask, how must a person relate to herself in order to pass as fluent? METHODOLOGY: This is a qualitative research study in which the authors utilized the ethical theories of philosopher Michel Foucault to contextualize data obtained from semi-structured interviews with nine participants who pass as fluent...
September 2017: Journal of Fluency Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815762/examining-the-social-construction-of-surveillance-a-critical-issue-for-health-visitors-and-public-health-nurses-working-with-mothers-and-children
#4
Megan Aston, Sue Peckover
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this paper we will critically examine surveillance practices of health visitors (HV) in the UK and public health nurses (PHNs) in Canada. BACKGROUND: The practice and meaning of surveillance shifts and changes depending on the context and intent of relationships between mothers and HVs or PHNs. DESIGN: We present the context and practice of HVs in the UK and PHNs in Canada and provide a comprehensive literature review regarding surveillance of mothers within public health systems...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793374/pain-assessment-by-emergency-nurses-at-triage-in-the-emergency-department-a-qualitative-study
#5
Marilène Vuille, Maryline Foerster, Eliane Foucault, Olivier Hugli
AIM: To investigate the assessment of pain intensity in the specific context of triage. BACKGROUND: Acute pain affects most patients admitted in emergency departments (ED) but pain relief in this setting remains insufficient. Evaluation of pain and its treatment at the time of patient triage expedites the administration of analgesia, but may be awkward at this time-pressured moment. The assessment of pain intensity by a validated pain scale is a critical initial step, and a patient's self-reporting is widely considered as the key to effective pain management...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776658/the-possessions-at-loudun-tracking-the-discourse-of-dissociation
#6
Craig E Stephenson
Embedded in the history of dissociation is the best known case of possession in European history, the 17(th) century possessions at Loudun, France (1632-1638). The exorcisms and the trial drew crowds from all over Europe, the outcome prefiguring the direction in which the Western science of mind would be carried. The published debate about the possessed and obsessed Ursuline nuns of Loudun spans four centuries. One can track how theorizing about dissociation changed over time, with psychological contributions by Jean Martin Charcot, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Pierre Janet, Michel Foucault and Michel de Certeau...
September 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700027/life-on-facebook-self-care-in-renal-transplantation-patients
#7
Camila Castro Roso, Maria Henriqueta Luce Kruse
Objective: To analyze self-care in renal transplantation patients. Methods: Qualitative research, inspired in the post-structuralism. The empirical material was composed by the posts of a Facebook group of Renal Transplantation Patients, collected from February to May of 2016, totaling 53 posts from 35 participants. The research data were analyzed under the perspective of cultural analysis, using theories derived from Foucault. Results: Self-care in renal transplantation patients was identified by the preoccupation with themselves and others, habits and lifestyles, restrictions and limitations that the disease imposes, such as lessons, ways of living and lifestyles after the procedure...
July 6, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683353/imaging-with-straight-edge-phase-plates-in-the-tem
#8
C J Edgcombe
The image of a simple phase object produced by a round lens with a Foucault or Hilbert phase plate can be determined with Abbe imaging theory and a 2D transform expressed in cylindrical coordinates. The contributions to the image amplitude from a uniform disc object and an azimuthally varying plate can then be distinguished and their phases relative to the incident wave can be compared. It appears that the usual choice of added phase for a Hilbert plate causes the image of a weak disc object to vanish as the plate edge approaches the axis, but a different choice of plate thickness can enable a weak phase object to provide a linear contribution to image intensity...
June 22, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648583/resistance-to-breastfeeding-a-foucauldian-analysis-of-breastfeeding-support-from-health-professionals
#9
Narges Alianmoghaddam, Suzanne Phibbs, Cheryl Benn
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread consensus regarding the health benefits of breastfeeding, the prevalence of six months exclusive breastfeeding is very low in developed countries including New Zealand. AIM: This paper aims to evaluate the role that health professionals play in promoting exclusive breastfeeding in New Zealand. METHODS: Qualitative research involving face to face postpartum interviews conducted four to six weeks after the birth with 30 new mothers who lived in New Zealand and had identified in a short antenatal questionnaire that they intended to practice exclusive breastfeeding for six months...
June 22, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641591/foucault-retires-to-the-gym-understanding-embodied-aging-in-the-third-age
#10
Kristi A Allain, Barbara Marshall
In light of recent social pressures leading to a reimagining of the "Third Age" as a time of constant activity rather than repose and relaxation, this article explores the pressure on individuals to age "successfully" by engaging in physical activity in later life. Through semi-structured interviews with 15 retired or semi-retired gym-goers (eight women and seven men), the article examines how this call to increased activity impacts the ways active mid-life and older adults understand themselves and others...
June 23, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622111/caregiving-for-the-elderly-person-discourses-embedded-in-the-brazilian-practical-guide-for-the-caregiver
#11
Meiriel Tavares Araujo, Isabela Cancio Velloso, Christine Ceci, Mary Ellen Purkis
It is estimated that in 2025, Brazil will have the sixth largest elderly population in the world. Beyond the economic consequences of this projection, this changing demographic portends significant changes in the social realm. The aim of this study was to review and consider a range of government documents directed towards elderly Brazilian citizens that have been developed over the past thirty years to explore the ways that caregivers of older persons are positioned in daily care practices through the discourses such documents deploy...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Aging & Social Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606586/identification-of-cd146-as-a-novel-molecular-actor-involved-in-systemic-sclerosis
#12
Elise Kaspi, Xavier Heim, Brigitte Granel, Benjamin Guillet, Jimmy Stalin, Marie Nollet, Alexandrine Bertaud-Foucault, Andrée Robaglia-Schlupp, Patrice Roll, Pierre Cau, Aurélie Leroyer, Richard Bachelier, Audrey Benyamine, Françoise Dignat-George, Marcel Blot-Chabaud, Nathalie Bardin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603443/the-uses-of-reason-in-times-of-technical-mediation
#13
Steven Dorrestijn
The art of living idiom suits well a practice-oriented approach in ethics of technology. But what remains or becomes of the functioning and use of reason in ethics? In reaction to the comments by Huijer this reply elaborates in more detail how Foucault's art of living can be adapted for a critical contemporary ethics of technology. And the aesthetic-political rationality in Foucault's ethics is compared with Wellner's suggestions of holding on to the notion of code but with a new meaning. Foucault's fourfold scheme of subjectivation and a distinction of "below and above reason" structure the argument...
2017: Foundations of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603442/a-critical-use-of-foucault-s-art-of-living
#14
EDITORIAL
Marli Huijer
Foucault's vocabulary of arts of existence might be helpful to problematize the entwinement of humans and technology and to search for new types of hybrid selves. However, to be a serious new ethical vocabulary for technology, this art of existence should be supplemented with an ongoing critical discourse of technologies, including a critical analysis of the subjectivities imposed by technologies, and should be supplemented with new medical and philosophical regimens for an appropriate use of technologies.
2017: Foundations of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603441/the-care-of-our-hybrid-selves-ethics-in-times-of-technical-mediation
#15
Steven Dorrestijn
What can the art of living after Foucault contribute to ethics in relation to the mediation of human existence by technology? To develop the relation between technical mediation and ethics, firstly the theme of technical mediation is elaborated in line with Foucault's notion of ethical problematization. Every view of what technology does to us at the same time expresses an ethical concern about technology. The contemporary conception of technical mediation tends towards the acknowledgement of ongoing hybridization, not ultimately good or bad but ambivalent, which means for us the challenge of taking care of ourselves as hybrid beings...
2017: Foundations of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580614/instrumentalisation-of-the-health-system-an-examination-of-the-impact-on-nursing-practice-and-patient-autonomy
#16
Jesús Molina-Mula, Elizabeth Peter, Julia Gallo-Estrada, Catalina Perelló-Campaner
Most current management systems of healthcare institutions correspond to a model of market ethics with its demands of competitiveness. This approach has been called managerialism and is couched in terms of much-needed efficiencies and effective management of budgetary constraints. The aim of this study was to analyse the decision-making of nurses through the impact of health institution management models on clinical practice. Based on Foucault's ethical theory, a qualitative study was conducted through a discourse analysis of the nursing records in a hospital unit...
June 4, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551772/e-health-beyond-technology-analyzing-the-paradigm-shift-that-lies-beneath
#17
Tania Moerenhout, Ignaas Devisch, Gustaaf C Cornelis
Information and computer technology has come to play an increasingly important role in medicine, to the extent that e-health has been described as a disruptive innovation or revolution in healthcare. The attention is very much focused on the technology itself, and advances that have been made in genetics and biology. This leads to the question: What is changing in medicine today concerning e-health? To what degree could these changes be characterized as a 'revolution'? We will apply the work of Thomas Kuhn, Larry Laudan, Michel Foucault and other philosophers-which offers an alternative understanding of progress and revolution in medicine to the classic discovery-oriented approach-to our analysis...
May 27, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527955/neuroprotective-effect-of-the-alpha-7-nicotinic-receptor-agonist-pha-543613-in-an-in-vivo-excitotoxic-adult-rat-model
#18
Laura Foucault-Fruchard, Aurélie Doméné, Guylène Page, Marguerite Windsor, Patrick Emond, Nuno Rodrigues, Frédéric Dollé, Annelaure Damont, Frédéric Buron, Sylvain Routier, Sylvie Chalon, Daniel Antier
Neuroinflammation is a key component of the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases. The link between nicotine intake and positive outcome has been established, suggesting a role played by nicotinic receptors (nAChRs), especially α7nAChRs. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential dose effects of PHA 543613 on neuron survival and striatal microglial activation in a rat model of brain excitotoxicity. A preliminary study was performed in vitro to confirm PHA 543613 agonist properties on α7nAChRs...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471313/coming-out-confessions-negotiating-the-burden-of-lesbian-identity-politics-in-south-africa
#19
Ella Kotze, Brett Bowman
For lesbians, "coming out" or disclosing one's sexual orientation has come to be seen as a marker of self-acceptance, actualization, and the imperative first step in the authentication of a liberated subjectivity and social identity. However, other critical schools of thought, largely informed by Foucault's middle writings, have argued that "coming out" is merely a confessional response to an incitement to discourse about sex. This study explored constructions of coming out by a group of self-identified lesbians in South Africa...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456855/beyond-vulnerability-how-the-dual-role-of-patient-health-care-provider-can-inform-health-professions-education
#20
Paula Rowland, Ayelet Kuper
In order to prepare fully competent health care professionals, health professions education must be concerned with the relational space between patients and providers. Compassion and compassionate care are fundamental elements of this relational space. Traditionally, health professions educators and leaders have gone to two narrative sources when attempting to better under constructs of compassion: patients or providers. Rarely have there been explorations of the perspectives of those who consider themselves as both patients and providers...
April 29, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
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