The Three-Edged Sword: Being Ill in America

The Three-Edged Sword: Being Ill in America

by Maureen A. Potts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819186694

ISBN-13: 9780819186690

Pub. Date: 09/11/1992

Publisher: University Press of America

This book is a study of the complex, interconnected physical, psychological, social, and economic stresses that serious or chronic illness inflicts on patients in 20th-century America. The author explores these themes through the retelling of her own experience of a sixteenth-month search in 1984-85 (interspersed with some scholarly commentary) for a diagnosis of

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This book is a study of the complex, interconnected physical, psychological, social, and economic stresses that serious or chronic illness inflicts on patients in 20th-century America. The author explores these themes through the retelling of her own experience of a sixteenth-month search in 1984-85 (interspersed with some scholarly commentary) for a diagnosis of lupus and of the gradual evolution of coping strategies since. The author addresses the physical suffering and psychological ramifications of illness, the social stigma and economic disasters that often accompany such an experience, and the dehumanizing responses of the medical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819186690
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
09/11/1992
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.71(d)

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