Filosofie doktor

Ylva Gustafsson


Yrkesmässiga intressen


Research project funded by Koneen säätiö, working time 2018-2020

Critical perspectives on empathy in medicine: the rise of cognitive science and the loss
of narrative medicine

The aim in the proposed research is to study the current
increase in writings on empathy in health care. More precisely, the aim is to investigate
whether and how certain philosophical conceptions of interpersonal
understanding influence how empathy is conceived of in medical ethics. The
purpose is also to consider whether this philosophical influence reflects
certain economic and societal changes. The research will focus on the following
three questions:

1. Can our difficulties in understanding another person’s serious illness be
overcome by the use of a cognitive method of imagination?

2. Does the increase in writings on empathy in medicine reflect an interest in
patient narratives? Or, does today’s research on empathy, on the contrary,
reflect a decreasing interest in patient narratives?

3. Does the increasing pressure for cost efficiency in health care make
quantifiable and generalizable research on empathy appealing? Is this also one
reason why cognitive conceptions of empathy have become popular in health care?

Today writings on empathy in medical ethics have increased enormously. This
gives the impression that there is a growing moral awareness of the importance
of attending to the patient’s perspective. The aim of the research is to
investigate and question this impression of a growing moral awareness towards
patients. It will be suggested that today's writings on empathy may in fact
lead to a decreasing attention towards individual patients.


Referentgranskade publikationer

A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift (referentgranskad)
Om empatins produktifiering (2019)
Ylva Gustafsson
Filosofisk Tidskrift
A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker
Critical perspectives on evolutionary psychology and morality (2017)
Ylva Gustafsson
Routledge
C2 Redigerat verk
Evolution, Human Behaviour and Morality. The Legacy of Westermarck (2017)
Olli Lagerspetz, Jan Antfolk, Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist
Routledge
A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift (referentgranskad)
Hur kan vetenskaplig forskning kring empati förklara empatins roll i vården? (2017)
Ylva Gustafsson
niin & näin
A3 Bokavsnitt, kapitel i forskningsböcker
Why altruism may not be the right concept for understanding morality (2017)
Ylva Gustafsson
Routledge
G4 Doktorsavhandling (monografi)
Interpersonal Understanding and Theory of Mind (2014)
Ylva Gustafsson
C2 Redigerat verk
Ethics and the Philosophy of Culture: Wittgensteinian Approaches (2013)
Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist, Hannes Nykänen
Cambridge scholars publishing
C2 Redigerat verk
Nicholas of Cusa on the self and self-consciousness (2010)
Walter Andreas Euler, Ylva Gustafsson, Iris Wikström
Åbo Akademi University Press
C2 Redigerat verk
Emotions and Understanding: Wittgensteinian perspectives (2009)
Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist, Michael McEachrane
Palgrave Macmillan


Övriga publikationer

B2 Bokavsnitt
Om fågelholkar (2019)
Ylva Gustafsson
B1 Icke-referentgranskade tidskriftsartiklar
Om äldrevård, om rädsla och om att bryta ned vårdens mening (2019)
Ylva Gustafsson
Ikaros tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen
B1 Icke-referentgranskade tidskriftsartiklar
Beror autism på avsaknad av en theory of mind-mekanism? (2015)
Ylva Gustafsson
Finsk tidskrift
B1 Icke-referentgranskade tidskriftsartiklar
Mellanmänsklig förståelse och theory of mind (2015)
Ylva Gustafsson
Ajatus: Suomen Filosofisen yhdistyksen vuosikirja
E1 Populär artikel, tidningsartikel
Om ansikten, lögner och samtal (2015)
Ylva Gustafsson
Ikaros
B1 Icke-referentgranskade tidskriftsartiklar
Phil Hutchinson, Shame and Philosophy (2009)
Ylva Gustafsson
Philosophical Investigations

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