Stories of Sickness

Stories of Sickness

by Howard Brody

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Stories of Sickness by Howard Brody

Though the first edition was published in 1987, Brody (philosophy and family practice, Michigan State U.) says he wrote most of it in 1983 and 1984, when there was little or no recognition of the role narrative could play in medicine and ethics. Now that the notion is widely accepted, he has revised all the chapters, adding new examples from nonfiction. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300046922
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1990
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Howard Brody received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University and completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Virginia. He has been on the faculty at Michigan State University since 1980, serving as Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University from 1985 to 2000.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Storytelling in Medicine
2. The Nature and Complexities of Narrative
3. Dimensions of Sickness
4. Sickness, Life Stories, and Self-Respect
5. Types of Stories about Sickness
6. Sick Roles: Practices and Life Plans
7. How Sickness Alters Experience
8. Sickness and Social Relations
9. Stories of Life with Disability
10. Maladaptive Ways of Being Sick
11. What is Narrative Ethics
12. How Does One Do Narrative Ethics
13. Rigor in Narrative Judgements
14. Ethics and the Life-Span Narrative
15. Conclusion: The Patient-Health Professional Relationship as a Narrative

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