The Logic of Care: Health and the Problem of Patient Choice / Edition 1

The Logic of Care: Health and the Problem of Patient Choice / Edition 1

by Annemarie Mol
     
 

What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie Mol argues that good care has little to do with 'patient choice' and, therefore, creating more opportunities for patient choice will not improve health care. See more details below

Overview

What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie Mol argues that good care has little to do with 'patient choice' and, therefore, creating more opportunities for patient choice will not improve health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415453424
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/21/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Two logics 1

Cliches of the West 2

Active patients 6

The method 8

The book 11

2 Customer or patient? 14

Product or process 16

Target group or team member 20

Dreams or support 23

Hoping for health or living with disease 26

Actors who let go 27

3 The citizen and the body 29

Control or attentiveness 31

Tame or nourish 34

Determined or alive 37

Who is in charge or what to do 40

4 Managing versus doctoring 42

Informative facts or target values 43

Means or modifiers 46

Calculating or attuning 50

Managing doctors or shared doctoting 54

5 Individual and collective 57

Pre-given individuals or careful individuation 59

Adding equals or crafting categories 62

Healthy behaviour or helpful conditions 66

The hidden brave 70

6 The good in practice 73

Morality in action 74

Active patients 79

Improving health care 83

Translations 89

Notes 98

Literature 116

Index 126

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