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Profession of Medicine: A Study of the Sociology of Applied Knowledge / Edition 1

Profession of Medicine: A Study of the Sociology of Applied Knowledge / Edition 1

by Eliot Freidson
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ISBN-13: 2900226262283
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/28/1988
Edition description: 1
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Part I. The Formal Organization of a Profession
1. The Emergence of Medicine as a Consulting Profession
2. Political Organization and Professional Autonomy
3. The Medical Division of Labor
4. The Form Characteristics of a Profession
Part II. The Organization of Professional Performance
5. Everyday Work Settings of the Professional
6. Patterns of Practice in the Hospital
7. The Test of Autonomy; Professional Self-Regulation
8. The Clinical Mentality
9. Profession as Organization—Formal and Informal
Part III. The Social Construction of Illness
10. Illness as Social Deviance
11. Sociological Types of Illness
12. The Professional Construction of Concepts of Illness
13. The Lay Construction of Illness
14. The Social Organization of Illness
Part IV. Consulting Professions in a Free Society
15. The Limits of Professional Knowledge
16. The Limits of Professional Autonomy
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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