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The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Spanning twenty-four centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and ... More


When Treatment Fails: How medicine cares for dying children

David J. Bearison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156126
eISBN:
9780199999873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Over 50,000 children die of medical causes each year in the U.S., and 85% of them do so in hospitals. While great strides have been made in palliative care, many of these children still suffer ... More


The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing

Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195333121
eISBN:
9780199999910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333121.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The essence of nursing care continually exposes nurses to suffering. Although they bear witness to the suffering of others, their own suffering is less frequently exposed. This book attempts to give ... More


Insanity: Murder, Madness, and the Law

Charles Patrick Ewing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326130
eISBN:
9780199893591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326130.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The insanity defense is one of the oldest fixtures of the Anglo-American legal tradition. Though it is available to people charged with virtually any crime, and is often employed without controversy, ... More


Body Language: The Clarity Of Affective Communication

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of the clarity of affective communication. It describes the case of Safra, a psychologist who had chosen to work with support groups for cancer victims, and who ... More


Nietzsche and Paul Rée on the Origins of Moral Feelings

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's <i>Genealogy</i>

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter compares central themes of the Genealogy with their treatment in Rée's Origin of the Moral Sensations, which Nietzsche highlights in the Preface as the main book he is disagreeing with. ... More


The Psychology of Meditation

Michael A. West (ed.)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Meditation is becoming a daily practice for more and more people, and is used by clinical psychologists, counsellors, and therapists to heal themselves and their clients. This book ... More


Meditation: contemporary theoretical approaches <sup>*</sup>

Michael M. Delmonte

in The Psychology of Meditation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521945
eISBN:
9780191688478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521945.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents the views of the other hemisphere by describing and discussing the various theoretical approaches which have been taken by Western psychologists ... More


Perception

Elizabeth Akins (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195084627
eISBN:
9780199847167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084627.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary series bringing together topics of interest to psychologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, and linguists. Each volume is based on ... More


Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Roger Carpenter and John Robson (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523192
eISBN:
9780191688850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523192.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision research is one of the largest and most active areas within brain research. Psychologists, neuroscientists, opthamologists and optometrists, computer scientists, and engineers all have an ... More


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