Berg argues that, although the focus may be on ability to understand, "[in] practice, patients must demonstrate actual understanding." (26) Roth describes "ability to understand" as a general conversancy
with the elements considered part of the treatment decision-making:
I't is perhaps more helpful, if still somewhat abstract, to say that "the humanities" include those branches of human knowledge that concern themselves with human beings and their culture, and that do so in ways that show conversancy
with the language of human values and respect for the dignity and expressive capacity of the human spirit.
with the same theory is evident in Avison's observation that music 'obtains its End by raising correspondent Affections in the Soul' (p.
The study is thoroughly researched and the author displays a critical conversancy
with a broad range of recent empirical and theoretical literature relevant to her subject.