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

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

ISBN-10:
0415933870
ISBN-13:
9780415933872
Pub. Date:
06/28/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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

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: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Overview: A Rhetorical Shift, Over Time, in the Social Construction of Patients in the New England Journal of Medicine


Tables 1-5
Chapter II. New England Journal of Medicine, March 25, 1828: On a Last-Name Basis with Fleshed-Out Patients
Chapter III. New England Journal of Medicine, March 25, 1858: "Medical Priests" Constructing "Good" and "Bad" Patients
Chapter IV. New England Journal of Medicine, March 29, 1888: Reductionist Measurements and "Refractory" Patients
Chapter V. New England Journal of Medicine, March 28,1918: Nationalistic and Metaphoric Constructions of Patients
Chapter VI. New England Journal of Medicine, March 25, 1948: "Problem" Patients to "Perform on" and "Manage"
Chapter VII. Conclusion: Speculation about Causes and Consequences of Less Empathetic Language
Appendix A: Classical Roots and Modern Meaning of Empathy
Appendix B: Suggestions for Avoiding Nonempathetic Language
Appendix C: Brief Summaries of New England Journal of Medicine Chapters

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