Understanding medical symptoms: a conceptual review and analysis

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReview

Standard

Understanding medical symptoms : a conceptual review and analysis. / Malterud, Kirsti; Guassora, Ann Dorrit Kristiane; Graungaard, Anette Hauskov; Reventlow, Susanne.

I: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Bind 36, Nr. 6, 12.2015, s. 411-424.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReview

Harvard

Malterud, K, Guassora, ADK, Graungaard, AH & Reventlow, S 2015, 'Understanding medical symptoms: a conceptual review and analysis', Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, bind 36, nr. 6, s. 411-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-015-9347-3

APA

Malterud, K., Guassora, A. D. K., Graungaard, A. H., & Reventlow, S. (2015). Understanding medical symptoms: a conceptual review and analysis. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 36(6), 411-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-015-9347-3

Vancouver

Malterud K, Guassora ADK, Graungaard AH, Reventlow S. Understanding medical symptoms: a conceptual review and analysis. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 2015 dec;36(6):411-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-015-9347-3

Author

Malterud, Kirsti ; Guassora, Ann Dorrit Kristiane ; Graungaard, Anette Hauskov ; Reventlow, Susanne. / Understanding medical symptoms : a conceptual review and analysis. I: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 2015 ; Bind 36, Nr. 6. s. 411-424.

Bibtex

@article{186cd35db14543a895a822c9f524d3bb,
title = "Understanding medical symptoms: a conceptual review and analysis",
abstract = "The aim of this article is to present a conceptual review and analysis of symptom understanding. Subjective bodily sensations occur abundantly in the normal population and dialogues about symptoms take place in a broad range of contexts, not only in the doctor’s office. Our review of symptom understanding proceeds from an initial subliminal awareness by way of attribution of meaning and subsequent management, with and without professional involvement. We introduce theoretical perspectives from phenomenology, semiotics, social interactionism, and discourse analysis. Drew Leder’s phenomenological perspectives deal with how symptom perception occurs when any kind of altered balance brings forward a bodily attention. Corporeality is brought to explicit awareness and perceived as sensations. Jesper Hoffmeyer’s biosemiotic perspectives provide access to how signs are interpreted to attribute meaning to the bodily messages. Symptom management is then determined by the meaning of a symptom. Dorte E. Gannik’s concept “situational disease” explains how situations can be reviewed not just in terms of their potential to produce signs or symptoms, but also in terms of their capacity to contain symptoms. Disease is a social and relational phenomenon of containment, and regulating the situation where the symptoms originate implies adjusting containment. Discourse analysis, as presented by Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell, provides a tool to notice the subtle ways in which language orders perceptions and how language constructs social interaction. Symptoms are situated in culture and context, and trends in modern everyday life modify symptom understanding continuously. Our analysis suggests that a symptom can only be understood by attention to the social context in which the symptom emerges and the dialogue through which it is negotiated.",
author = "Kirsti Malterud and Guassora, {Ann Dorrit Kristiane} and Graungaard, {Anette Hauskov} and Susanne Reventlow",
year = "2015",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1007/s11017-015-9347-3",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "411--424",
journal = "Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics",
issn = "1386-7415",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "6",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Understanding medical symptoms

T2 - a conceptual review and analysis

AU - Malterud, Kirsti

AU - Guassora, Ann Dorrit Kristiane

AU - Graungaard, Anette Hauskov

AU - Reventlow, Susanne

PY - 2015/12

Y1 - 2015/12

N2 - The aim of this article is to present a conceptual review and analysis of symptom understanding. Subjective bodily sensations occur abundantly in the normal population and dialogues about symptoms take place in a broad range of contexts, not only in the doctor’s office. Our review of symptom understanding proceeds from an initial subliminal awareness by way of attribution of meaning and subsequent management, with and without professional involvement. We introduce theoretical perspectives from phenomenology, semiotics, social interactionism, and discourse analysis. Drew Leder’s phenomenological perspectives deal with how symptom perception occurs when any kind of altered balance brings forward a bodily attention. Corporeality is brought to explicit awareness and perceived as sensations. Jesper Hoffmeyer’s biosemiotic perspectives provide access to how signs are interpreted to attribute meaning to the bodily messages. Symptom management is then determined by the meaning of a symptom. Dorte E. Gannik’s concept “situational disease” explains how situations can be reviewed not just in terms of their potential to produce signs or symptoms, but also in terms of their capacity to contain symptoms. Disease is a social and relational phenomenon of containment, and regulating the situation where the symptoms originate implies adjusting containment. Discourse analysis, as presented by Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell, provides a tool to notice the subtle ways in which language orders perceptions and how language constructs social interaction. Symptoms are situated in culture and context, and trends in modern everyday life modify symptom understanding continuously. Our analysis suggests that a symptom can only be understood by attention to the social context in which the symptom emerges and the dialogue through which it is negotiated.

AB - The aim of this article is to present a conceptual review and analysis of symptom understanding. Subjective bodily sensations occur abundantly in the normal population and dialogues about symptoms take place in a broad range of contexts, not only in the doctor’s office. Our review of symptom understanding proceeds from an initial subliminal awareness by way of attribution of meaning and subsequent management, with and without professional involvement. We introduce theoretical perspectives from phenomenology, semiotics, social interactionism, and discourse analysis. Drew Leder’s phenomenological perspectives deal with how symptom perception occurs when any kind of altered balance brings forward a bodily attention. Corporeality is brought to explicit awareness and perceived as sensations. Jesper Hoffmeyer’s biosemiotic perspectives provide access to how signs are interpreted to attribute meaning to the bodily messages. Symptom management is then determined by the meaning of a symptom. Dorte E. Gannik’s concept “situational disease” explains how situations can be reviewed not just in terms of their potential to produce signs or symptoms, but also in terms of their capacity to contain symptoms. Disease is a social and relational phenomenon of containment, and regulating the situation where the symptoms originate implies adjusting containment. Discourse analysis, as presented by Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell, provides a tool to notice the subtle ways in which language orders perceptions and how language constructs social interaction. Symptoms are situated in culture and context, and trends in modern everyday life modify symptom understanding continuously. Our analysis suggests that a symptom can only be understood by attention to the social context in which the symptom emerges and the dialogue through which it is negotiated.

U2 - 10.1007/s11017-015-9347-3

DO - 10.1007/s11017-015-9347-3

M3 - Review

C2 - 26597868

VL - 36

SP - 411

EP - 424

JO - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

JF - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

SN - 1386-7415

IS - 6

ER -

ID: 157465043