Fictional reflections: Taking it personally

Medical ignorance

Authored by: Ann Kerwin

Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718967
eBook ISBN: 9781315867762
Adobe ISBN: 9781317964674


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Academically dealing with something that is not there (i.e. knowledge) certainly calls for new ways of presenting and registering of what is not there. Accordingly, this section concludes with a fictional thought-piece from Ann Kerwin, a narrative contemplation of how different individuals cope with new knowledge, from a patient suspecting but refusing to acknowledge that she may have cancer, to oncologists struggling to admit their own ignorance of treatment options.

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