Physician, heal thyself: Desire and impairment in physicians' Writings

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dc.contributor.advisor Anne Hudson Jones , Ph .D . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ronald A . Carson , Ph .D . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Michael O'Boyle , M .D . , Ph .D . en_US
dc.creator Marissa Anne Gostanian en_US 2011 -12 -20T16 :04 :32Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :05 :02Z 2010 -09 -28 en_US 2011 -12 -20T16 :04 :32Z 2014 -02 -19T22 :05 :02Z 2006 -03 -31 en_US 2006 -03 -31 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd -03312006 -120517 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .3 /80
dc.description.abstract Traditionally medicine and literature have lain on opposite ends of the spectrum , but for some physicians , writing is complementary to medicine . I examine selected works of physician -writers that express the difficulties and triumphs of their journeys through their medical career . Through narratives we can learn not only about the world of medicine , but also about the reasons physicians act and respond as they do . \r \n According to Jacques Lacan , desire is the quality of more that leaves us lacking and wanting something else . This quality of more is what I will explore in physicians’ writings . Lacanian desire is one key to the prevalence of the number of impaired physicians . \r \n This work can be a catalyst for change within the medical profession as instructors see and understand the difficulties that lie ahead for their students . Preventive and treatment plans for impaired physicians may include identifying desire as opposed to simply treating behaviors . \r \n en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author . Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works . en_US
dc.subject physician experience en_US
dc.subject literature and medicine en_US
dc.subject edical Education en_US
dc.subject addiction en_US
dc.title Physician , heal thyself : Desire and impairment in physicians' Writings en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US Master ofArts en_US Master en_US The University of Texas Medical Branch en_US Institute for the Medical Humanities en_US


Physician, heal thyself: Desire and impairment in physicians' Writings. The University of Texas Medical Branch. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .3 /80 .

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