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Medicine and music: three relations considered.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17551813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two well-recognised, but inherently reductionist, relations between medicine and music are the attempted neuro-scientific understanding of responses to music and interest in music's contributions to clinical therapy. This paper proposes a third relation whereby music is seen as an organising metaphor for clinical medicine as a practice. Both music and clinical medicine affirm human well-being, and both do this inter alia through varieties of skilful, crafted yet spontaneous mutual engagement between a 'performer' and an 'audience'. I argue that this organising metaphor offers a corrective to the reductionist influences of the first two relations, illuminates a number of medicine's important features, and reaffirms the existential as being at the core of medicine's telos.
Authors:
H M Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medical humanities     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1041-3545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Humanit     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-10-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917478     Medline TA:  J Med Humanit     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine, Durham University, Room 323 Dawson Building, Science Site, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK. h.m.evans@durham.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Grief*
Humans
Mental Disorders / therapy*
Metaphor*
Music / psychology*
Music Therapy*
Philosophy

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