Toward a phenomenology of boundaries in medicine: chronic illness experience in the case of stroke.

@article{Kaufman2011TowardAP,
  title={Toward a phenomenology of boundaries in medicine: chronic illness experience in the case of stroke.},
  author={Sharon R. Kaufman},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={6-17}
}
In this article I explore the ambiguous nature of the boundaries of authority and responsibility in medicine by discussing two dimensions of patients' response to long-term ramifications of stroke. A phenomenological examination of the chronic illness experience is employed to identify how and the extent to which medicine's power both responds to and affects the individual sufferer. Rather than interpret the illness process as a dichotomy between medical control and patient autonomy, this… CONTINUE READING

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