Saturday, September 16
The BCA Center, 4:30
From the Coauthor of Linguistics Interface: Applying the Natural Semantic Metalanguage to Narrative Medicine, Comes a Groundbreaking New Book…
A Philosophical Analysis of Patient Self-Perception in Diagnostics and Therapy
by David Låg Tomasi
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Join us for a celebration of this innovative new book focusing on the important distinction between philosophy of medicine and medical philosophy, by expanding the focus from “knowing that” of the first term to the “knowing how” of the latter. Thus, the idea of patient and provider self-discovery becomes integral part, method, and strategy at the base basis of therapeutic treatment. Among the most important contributions of the volume, the definition of “Central Medicine”, overcoming the dichotomy Western–-Eastern medicine and Traditional–-Integrative approaches, is presented under the lenses of hermeneutics, with particular regards to neurosciences, psychiatry, and psychology. Evidence-Based and Patient-Centered Medicine are analyzed within the debate on placebo and non-specific effects. Furthermore, the clinical research presented in the appendix investigates the patient-doctor relationship and the interactive nature of human relationships in general, including environment, personal beliefs, and perspectives on life’s meaning and purpose.
Dr. Tomasi’s research has covered neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and medicine. In this book, a wide array of questions and answers pertaining to these areas are presented in a clear, readable and detailed way, to satisfy the needs of professionals, students, and anyone who enjoys the exploration of the complexity of human mind, brain, and heart. He is a philosopher, psychotherapist, author, artist, and faculty member currently working/teaching at the University of Vermont, UVM Medical Center, Community College of Vermont, CRAM Research Center, and Sofia University. Born in South Tyrol, the trilingual autonomous region of Northern Italy, Dr. Tomasi has received multiple degrees and awards in a broad range of research areas, including theoretical medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy of mind, ethnolinguistics, and religion. He is an Associate Member and Community College Teacher Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as of the Italian Psychological Association (AIPASS), the Italian Psychooncological Association (SIPO), the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, USA, and the International Academy of Sciences, San Marino.
For the research study presented in his book, Dr. Tomasi had the opportunity to work with Dr. Friedrich Luft, Director of the Clinical and Experimental Research Center (ECRC), Charité University of Medicine, Berlin (Europe’s largest university clinic) and Director Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Max Delbrück, Berlin, Dr. Alexander Gungov, Director of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program at the University of Sofia, and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
His current research focuses on critical neuroscience, the mind-body problem and the hard problem of consciousness. The grant-winning project “Exercise Enhancing Strategies for Patients in Inpatient Psychiatry” he developed with the therapists Sheri Gates and Tabatha Leahy was a 2017 recipient of the UVM Medical Center Fund. Dr. Tomasi also works with the scientists Goddard, Marini, Peeters, and Wierzbicka on the research “Linguistics interface: applying the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) to Narrative Medicine” and on multiple projects at the University of Vermont, in the areas of psychiatry, medical ethics, and integrative health.
As an artist, David Låg Tomasi has worked in European and American theatres, museums and private/public institutions with multiple media, including drawing, painting, photography, installation, performance art, video, theater and music. Please visit his website: http://davidtomasi.eu/for more on this remarkable man.
- Prof. Dr. Friedrich Luft (Germany) – Director of the Clinical and Experimental Research Center (ECRC), Charité University of Medicine, Berlin (Europe’s largest university clinic) and Director Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Max Delbrück, Berlin
- Prof. Dr. Alexander Gungov (Bulgaria) – Director of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program at the University of Sofia / Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Dr. William Tobey Horn (USA) – University of Vermont / UVM Medical Center
- Dr. Ilaria Rubbo (Italy) – University of Padova / University of Verona
- Prof. Louis Colasanti (USA) – Community College of Vermont