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La vocation médicale. Un appel à guérir?

Abstract : Do the doctors still have a "vocation"? Few are those who heard the medical "calling" and who feel "meant for it" since childhood. Few also are doctors who "consecrate" themselves body and soul for their job. Some are "passionate" about it, but the personal investment, the gift of self is more and more seldom in today's world where the profession does not embody the entire life anymore. The medical vocation seems reserved for an elite, for the few chosen ones.The very concept of the "calling" refers to a religious past that the medical profession does not want to recall. The biblical "calling" is a divine voice, consecration is then reserved for priests and religious who give themselves to God, passion recalls only Christ's passion. Even though someone can live medicine as a sacerdoce, which doctor would be able to heal in the same way as Christ healed in the Gospel?We would like to show that the medical vocation is a metamorphosis of the religious vocation. There is a common ground and yet a different form, it's a call to heal. It could concern all the doctors, even those who are not called, consecrated, or passionate. Each doctor "is meant to heal". Even though many doctors feel they are meant to care, we think that the care is a duty for all mankind. Like every human being, doctors have the duty of care. Even though the doctors do not have the duty to heal, they have the mission to heal. They do not have the duty to heal but they are "meant for it". That would be the vocation of any doctor.
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Thomas Le Taillandier de Gabory. La vocation médicale. Un appel à guérir?. Philosophie. Université Paris-Est, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015PESC0067⟩. ⟨tel-01401557⟩

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