First, Do No Harm: Empathy and the Writing of Medical Journal Articles

First, Do No Harm: Empathy and the Writing of Medical Journal Articles

by Mary Ellen Knatterud, Knatterud Mary
     
 

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415933872
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Studies in American Popular History and Culture Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Preface
IOverview: A Rhetorical Shift, Over Time, in the Social Construction of Patients in NEJM1
IINEJM, March 25, 1828: On a Last-Name Basis with Fleshed-Our Patients27
IIINEJM, March 25, 1858: "Medical Priests" Constructing "Good" and "Bad" Patients43
IVNEJM, March 29, 1888: Reductionist Measurements and "Refractory" Patients59
VNEJM, March 28, 1918: Nationalistic and Metaphoric Constructions of Patients69
VINEJM, March 25, 1948: "Problem" Patients to "Perform on" and "Manage"91
VIIConclusion: Speculation about Causes and Consequences of Less Empathetic Language107
App. AClassical Roots and Modern Meaning of Empathy119
App. BSuggestions for Avoiding Nonempathetic Language127
App. CBrief Summaries of NEJM Chapters145
Bibliography151
Index159

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