Il testamento biologico: dimensioni culturali, prospettive simboliche e psicodinamiche

Daniele La Barbera, Lucia Sideli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


[automatically translated] Recent human and legal cases have brought to the fore the issue of the living will and the relationship between man, illness and death. The question about death is connected with that of human life which is considered now as the simple biological survival of the organism, now as an experience that encompasses emotional, affective and relational. Psychological disciplines can help to reflect on the relationship of contemporary society with illness and death, the rites that accompany these experiences and decision-making processes underlying the living will. Contemporary Period medicine approaches the dying with the idea of overcoming death and delay its advent, instead of tending to the conjugation of the technical aspects with the human and relational.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)155-165
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Cite this