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American medicine, the quest for competence

Author: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
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American Medicine: The Quest for Competence, the first book to explore in depth the meaning and politics of competence in modern American medicine, examines questions that lie at the heart of the contemporary debate about medical care. Based on Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good's recent ethnographic studies of three distinct medical communities - physicians in rural California, academics and students involved in Harvard  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
ISBN: 0520088964 9780520088962 0520216539 9780520216532
OCLC Number: 31206789
Description: xiii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Engaging the Field. 1. Medical Malpractice and the Voices of Medicine --
pt. I. The Transformation of the Culture of Competence in Rural Medicine: Contests of Specialty and Gender. 2. The Challenge to Local Medicine. 3. Competence and Care: Cultural Conflicts Embedded in Gender and Specialty. 4. A Crisis of Competence. 5. National Crises in Obstetrical Care: Competence and Risk Reexamined --
pt. II. The Quest for Competence through Medical Education. 6. Narrative Strategies in Presentation and Performance: From Artifice to Competence. 7. The Social Production of Physician Competence --
pt. III. Culture, Competence, and Clinical Science. 8. Competence and Clinical Narratives in Oncology --
9. Epilogue: The Relevance of Competence to Policy.
Responsibility: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good.
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What does it mean to be a good doctor in America today? How do such challenges as new biotechnologies, the threat of malpractice suits, and proposed health-care reform affect physicians' ability to  Read more...

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