Sebastiaan Faber

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A 1993 National Institutes of Health Consensus statement stressed the importance of early medical intervention in predialysis populations. Given the need for evidence-based practice, we report the outcomes of predialysis programs in two major Canadian cities. The purpose of this report was to determine whether the institution of a multidisciplinary(More)
The goal of this research was to gain an integrated understanding of the lives of people with end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis (HD)--one that included cultural, institutional and historical contexts. In this research a sociocultural analysis of four cases of everyday life with ESRD offered a situated understanding of life with this(More)
This article revisits the theory of ideology, from Marx through Lukács and Ricoeur to Z̆iz̆ek, and proposes to conceive of ideology, at least in some instances, as a ‘trope gone wrong’. Starting from five basic questions – what causes ideology, where and how does it come about, what is its function and to what extent is it surmountable? – this essay(More)
Is there something so virtuous or beneficial about exile that those who suffer it can serve as an ethical example for all intellectuals, exiled or not? The work of Max Aub, Francisco Ayala, and Edward Said seems, in different ways, to suggest so. The main purpose of this paper is to point out the tensions, contradictions, and dangers of this figurative use(More)
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