The rhetorical situation Sacks addresses in this book to respond to was his disagreement of how case histories were conducted at the time of publican. His exigence was a response (Bitzer 48) to the mainstream consensus of the impersonal approach that he felt was causing an unrealistic disconnect between the disease and the individual suffering from such illness. The lack of empathy expressed in the
People are treated differently when others find out about their illnesses. For instance, Crooks and Lennie have a conversation and Crooks figures out why Lennie acts a certain way, “ ‘Jus’ nuts,’ said Crooks… ‘You couldn’t remember it anyways’... ‘George can tell you screwy things and it don’t matter.’” (69-71). Crooks understands what Lennie’s problem is, which is to comprehend what people are saying.
“Fragments from the Long Game” Rhetorical Analysis Alzheimers causes family and friends to watch as their loved one slowly fades away into the past. This disease causes people to lose the life they are living while they slowly deteriorate into knowing nothing and no one except for their old memories of the past. Kate Carroll De Gutes wrote the essay “Fragments from the Long Game” portraying the view of losing her mother to Alzheimers and how it affected her view on life which is displayed through the format and fluidity of her writing. Periodically throughout this essay, Kate offers themes and experiences in which others can relate to which allows the audience to understand her new view on life and living in the present. Regardless of having
Alzheimer’s disease is a specific cognitive impairment that falls under the dementia umbrella. Currently there is no cure and researchers are still looking to find the cause for diseases like Alzheimer’s. It is important, as the baby-boomer generation ages, to make sure the general public is educated on common myths and misconceptions about dementia. 1.
A major contribution of the Golden Age of Greece is the physician Hippocrates disagreed with the belief supernatural spirits were the sole cause of human disease. He shared with Pythagoras that the brain was the center of intelligence and mental disorders were specifically the malfunctioning of the brain. Another contribution to the Golden Ages is that Hippocrates development of psychiatric labels of a pattern of deviant behavior, which the labels included melancholia, mania, and epilepsy. The theory that disease is of the natural and not of the supernatural. The change in belief origin of the disease.
In unit two, a few sources that have been read discuss an individual’s remission while incorporating their patient narrative to the medical field. This can explain the relationship between narrative and medicine, since individuals have the chance to share their story about their state of remission, and it must be in relation to their progress with their doctor and others in the medical field that had a part in the individual’s remission as well. The idea of remission occurs most bluntly in G. Thomas Couser in “Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing.” In this article, Couser explains the concept of “the remission society” (10). In this writing, he discusses the fact that medicine has helped in remission throughout the years, but the medicine itself that gave the life back to the person cannot immediately give their life significant meaning, because that is the individuals responsibility, and sometimes individuals are not completely cured of their illness.
Metaphors and myths about illnesses like cancer and tuberculosis constantly besiege people in society according to Susan Sontag in the book Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. When someone becomes ill with cancer or TB, more often than not, they are negatively associated with the illness. Through Sontag’s medical research, opinions, observations, and viewpoint she dedicates her writing to end the myths that demoralize individuals. Cancer is a disease, not an evil condition that defines someone.
Fulbecke’s writings emphasize how those in law oppressing the lower classes like elderly with little to no evidence as a way to direct a scapegoat. Those in law are more respected and trusted and by blaming the elderly they were able to give the people the illusion of reason and intelligence during the wave of witch hysteria ultimately, benefiting their social status. Also, in an eyewitness report, a man addresses witch persecutions found in Trier, Germany in 1592. The man explains the brutality of the trial’s nature
Fisher begins her speech to the Republican party and struggling families by discussing how widespread the struggle of silence is for those infected and her own experiences of being shut out due to her disease through the use of a metaphor. In which she employed a serious tone appealing to the emotions of those affected by the disease when saying “I asked the
Instead of continuing further down Socrates’ line of questioning like the younger Polemarchus and Thrasymachus, the elderly Cephalus is fine with his rationale not being one hundred percent correct because his religious beliefs provide him with enough psychological comfort. One’s awareness of his mortality increases with his age, creating a huge gap in the world perceptions and values between the elderly and the
Emil Kraepelin was one of the first psychiatrist to popularize the term ‘Dementia Praecox’ in the 1899 edition of Psychiatrie (Dementia). Dementia praecox characterizes as impairment in the cognitive and mental functioning's in attentions, memory and behavior (Dementia). This term continued being of use in the mental health field until psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler renamed dementia praecox with Schizophrenia (Dementia). The term derives from the greek translation ‘to cut/split’(schizo) and mind(phrenia) (Burton). The ‘split’ in schizophrenia refers to the split from reality through disturbed thoughts, actions and emotions.
Late Adulthood is the stage of the human life cycle where an individual nears the end of their life. The life expectancy in the United States has slowly increased over the years therefore allowed many to further analyze the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development during late adulthood. The stage of late adulthood has been emphasized by ageism and the stereotypical "old" person but, will be further educated by the normative development of the life cycle of late adulthood. For the “old” experience dramatic changes in their development as they face loss, death, and illness.