First, Do No Harm: Power, Oppression, and Violence in Healthcare / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of Wisconsin Press
First, Do No Harm shows how health care professionals, with the best intentions of providing excellent, holistic health care, can nonetheless perpetuate violence against vulnerable patients. The essays investigate the need to rethink contemporary healthcare practices in ways that can bring the art and science of medicine back into sorely needed balance.
These ground-breaking studies by noted scholars question commonly held assumptions in contemporary healthcare that underlie oppressive power dynamics and even violence for patients and their families. The contributors discuss such topics as women and violence, life-support technologies, and healthcare professionals' own experiences as patients. First, Do No Harm opens the discourse for reaching new understandings, from reassessing the meaning of "quality of life" to questioning the appropriateness of the very language used by healthcare professionals. It will be welcomed by healthcare workers and by scholars in nursing, medicine, and the allied health sciences.
|Publisher:||University of Wisconsin Press|
|Series:||Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
|1.||Harming Patients in the Name of Quality of Life||3|
|2.||Neither Here Nor There: The Story of a Health Professional's Experience With Getting Care and Needing Caring||49|
|3.||Living a Life-Sustained-By-Medical-Technology: Dialysis Is Killing Me||118|
|4.||The Violence of the Everyday in Healthcare||164|
|5.||Telling Stories of Suffering and Survival: Women and Violence||204|
What People are Saying About This
This book, the first volume in the series entitled Interpretive Studies in Healthcare and the Human Sciences, describes how power, oppression, and violence are experienced as people struggle while receiving healthcare.
The purpose of the series is to provide a place for interpreted studies to be presented in detail. Specifically, the studies in this volume explain how power, oppression, and violence are implicit in healthcare practices. **Audience**
The target audience is healthcare workers and scholars in nursing, medicine, and allied health sciences. The contributing authors are involved in hermeneutical methods and interpretive phenomenology. **Features**
This volume contains five studies, using interpretive methodologies, to describe how power, oppression, and violence are part of "best practices" of healthcare. These studies demonstrate new possibilities to recognize, understand, and overcome oppressive practices. **Assessment**
This book, and the series, provide the opportunity to participate in a conversation about selected contemporary issues in healthcare and human sciences. Contributors will be using various interpretive approaches to explore the issues.
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