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Philosophical-Ethical Alleviation of Perceptive Experience of Corporeality in Terminally Ill Sufferers
Philosophical-Ethical Alleviation of Perceptive Experience of Corporeality in Terminally Ill Sufferers

Author(s): Florin Lobont, Ionut Mladin
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: corporeal integrity; introspective consciousness; existential suffering; wellbeing, philosophical-ethical counselling
Summary/Abstract: On existential level, the diagnosis of terminal illnesses which affect corporeal integrity also affects the perceived identity of sufferers. The physiological disorders occurred induce disruptive neuropsychological changes in their body scheme. For example, subjective awareness of corporeality includes, in various degrees, elements of perception and representation of the body parts configuration and their spatial arrangement. Our suggestion is that philosophical counselling is arguably capable to improve therapists’ communication with those who live with these illnesses and develops ways of alleviating the latter’s existential suffering. This can be done by helping them change the perception of their condition in general and of their corporeality in particular.

  • Page Range: 107-118
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English