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

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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.
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'The Logic of Care analyses how healthcare produces health and shows how the best healthcare is necessarily at odds with the currently dominant rhetoric of health products limited. Mol hints at how education, farming and other production systems might be re-oriented along healthcare lines. This book has the brevity and profundity of a manifesto.' - Professor David Healy, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University, UK

'Annemarie Mol depicts care as practices: practices of living with disease, of doctoring, and of nursing. Mol shows why patients need a relational logic of care, and how the increasingly pervasive logic of choice is inappropriate to living with disease. This book, filled with accessible clinical examples, will be of particular value to anyone in the caring professions, to administrators and policy makers, and to ill people who seek a serious reflection of what care they need.' - Professor Arthur W. Frank, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada

'Annemarie Mol has written a wise and engaging book that explores the real lives of people with diabetes and how they care for themselves and are cared for by others. Through her perceptive observations and detailed stories, we readers are introduced to the inner workings of the logic of care, and come to see more clearly the inadequacy of the "logic of patient choice." Anyone interested in how "care" serves as a public value should read this humane book.' - Professor Joan C. Tronto, Department of Political Science, (Hunter College of the) City University of New York, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415453424
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/21/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Annemarie Mol is Socrates Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

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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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