Health, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context, and Self: An Anthology / Edition 1

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This innovative collection offers a fresh look at health, healing, and illness—providing a "bridge" between human experience and social policies and practices. The book brings people with illness into the foreground; it goes beyond patient's roles and into their lives—emphasizing the gap between the acute care model and the needs of the chronically ill.

The readings link personal accounts with structural problems, inviting students to identify with these authors and to see the social issues within their stories. Selections are accessible and edited for succinctness. Section and chapter introductions bring the articles into focus and guide student reading. Discussion questions stimulate critical thinking, and suggested readings direct students to pivotal references.

Throughout the book, coverage demonstrates how gender, race, class, and age affect patients and players within the health-care system. Stories help students reexamine their assumptions about medical care "shoulds" and "oughts" and to think critically about future priorities and trends. Other articles cover:

* Illness and identity
* Care and control
* Becoming a person with HIV disease
* The damaged self
* Rationing medical care
* Marketing rehabilitation goods and services
* The problematic nature of defining health
* Socioeconomic differences in health service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195329766
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Sonoma State University

Baylor College of Medicine

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Table of Contents

Defining Health and Illness
1. Conceptions of Health, David Mechanic
2. Accounts of Health and Illness: Dilemmas and Representations, Alan Radley and Michael Billig
3. The Origins of the Health Movement, Michael Goldstein
4. The Subject in Health Promotion Campaigns, Deborah Lupton
The Self In Social Context
5. Seeing Through Pain, Arthur Frank
6. Mastectomy and Reconstruction, Amy Gross and Dee Ito
7. The Desert, Nancy Mairs
8. The Damaged Self, Robert Murphy
9. Discoveries of Self in Illness, Kathy Charmaz
10. Illness and Identity, David Karp
11. The Body, Identity, and the Self: Adapting to Impairment, Kathy Charmaz
12. The Rigors of Kidney Dialysis for Robert Banes, Laurie Abraham
13. A Weekend in the Life of a Medical Student, Perri Klass
14. Never Enough Time: How Medical Residents Manage a Scarce Resource, William Yoels and Jeffrey Clair
Care-taking and Caring-giving Relationships
15. Respect, Satisfaction, and Health Care: Canada and the U.S., David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
16. The Caregiver's Perspective, Emily Abel
17. Care and Control: Managing Stress by Medicalizing Deviance, Karen Lyman
18. Narratives of Aging and Social Problems in Medical Encounters with Older Persons, Howard Waitzkin, Theron Britt, and Constance Williams
19. The Prevalence of Patient's Expectations for Care, Richard Kravitz, Edward Callahan, Debora Paterniti, Deirdre Antonius, Marcia Dunham, and Charles Lewis
20. If It's Not Charted, It Didn't Happen, Timothy Diamond
21. Mr. Kilwauski, Frederic Hafferty
Institutional and Organizational Constraints
22. My Residency, Michele Harrison
23. The Radicalization of Birthing: Going Through Changes, Barbara Katz-Rothman
24. Boundary Encroachment and Task Delegation: Clinical Pharmacists on the Medical Team , Mark Mesler
25. What It Means to Be a Nurse, Daniel Chambliss
26. Wellness in the Workplace: Potentials and Pitfalls of Worksite Health Promotion, Peter Conrad
27. Stress and Burnout in the Social World of Hospice, Judith Levy and Audrey Gordon
Social and Cultural Structures of Care
28. Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies: Menstruation and Menopause, Emily Martin
29. The Rise of the Surgical Fix, Kathy Davis
30. The Marketing of Goods and Services, Gary Albrecht
31. Robust Resistance, Alexandra Dundas Todd
32. Race and Infant Mortality, David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
33. U.S. Socioeconomic Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations, David Williams and Chiquita Collins
34. Pathways of Health and Death, Lois Verbrugge
35. Latina and African American Women: Continuing Disparities in Health, Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Rose Marie Martinez, Andrea Kidd Taylor, and Betty Garman Robinson
36. Impact of Marital Status on Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients, Howard Gordon and Gary Rosenthal
37. Why the U.S. Health-Care System Does Not Respond to People's Needs, Vicente Navarro
38. The Canadian System, David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
39. Japan's Medical System, John Igelhardt
40. Twenty Years of Health Care in Japan, Toshiomi Asahi
The Social Construction of Illness: The Case of Aids
41. Brad, Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
42. Trends in AIDS Incidence, Deaths, and Prevalence in the United States, Centers for Disease Control
43. Women and HIV, Gena Corea
44. Becoming a Person With HIV Disease, Rose Weitz
45. Ethical Problems Involving Sexuality, Miriam Cameron
46. Confronting Deadly Disease: The Drama of Identity Construction Among Gay Men With AIDS, Kent Sandstrom
47. AIDS and the Impact on Medical Work: The Culture and Politics of the Shop Floor, Charles Bosk and Joel Frader
48. AIDS Prevention Outreach Among Injection Drug Users: Agency Problems and New Approaches, Robert Broadhead and Douglas Heckathorn
The Future of Health, Illness, and Healing
49. Playing God, David Hilfiker
50. Baby Doe Before Regulations, Charles Bosk
51. The "Do Not Resuscitate" Order as Ritual, Robert Zussman
52. On the Ragged Edge: Needs, Endless Needs, Daniel Callahan
53. The Rising Costs of Health Care, David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
54. The Disability Wars, Timothy Kenny
55. The Politics of Women's Health, Sally Shumaker and Teresa Smith
56. Rationing Medical Care: A Sociological Reflection, Peter Conrad and Phil Brown
57. Why Major Reform Is Needed, Anselm Strauss and Juliet Corbin

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