Teodora Manea 

The Meaning of Pain and the Pain of Meaning. A Hermeneutical Analysis of Pain as an Existential Companion

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Teodora Manea studied philosophy in Romania and Germany, specialising in hermeneutics, existentialism and bioethics. She worked as a medical interpreter and presently is lecturer in applied clinical ethics at the University of Liverpool, School of Medicine.

Between 2010 and 2018 she taught medical humanities, philosophy and ethics at the Medical School, University of Exeter and she has been working as an ethics expert for the European Commission since 2011. Her latest project: The Other Voice of Medical Consultations is a sociological analysis of emotion work in medical interpreting.

Publications (selection): Enhancing Care, in Moral Enhancement, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2018, Medical Bribery and the Ethics of Trust: The Romanian case, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Our Posthuman Skin Condition, in Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Care for Carers. Care Issues in the Context of Medical Migration, in Ethics of Care: critical international perspectives, Policy Press, Bristol, 2015. BBC interview on medical interpreting (May 2017): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0528076