Kierkegaard's existential philosophy in the physician-patient relationship.
Date of Award
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Master of Medical Humanities
This thesis aims to show the existential relationships that exist within the physician patient relationship in regards to Soren Kierkegaard's existential philosophy. I will introduce Kierkegaard's philosophical concepts of anxiety and despair (Chapter 1), apply his philosophy to the perspective of patients seeking aid (Chapter 2), explain the existential importance of the family as caregivers (Chapter 3), explain the challenges and existential relationships physicians have with their patients (Chapter 4), and lastly discuss instances faith and spirituality in modern medicine (Chapter 5).
Hall, John Clarke, "Kierkegaard's existential philosophy in the physician-patient relationship." (2014). Drew Theses and Dissertations. 260.