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Medical work, medical knowledge, and health care

Author: Ellen Annandale; Mary Ann Elston; Lindsay Prior
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2004.
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Genre/Form: Collected Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Annandale; Mary Ann Elston; Lindsay Prior
ISBN: 9780631223276 0631223274
OCLC Number: 60376285
Notes: "A Sociology of health & illness reader"--Cover.
Description: vi, 496 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introductory essay. Medical work, medical knowledge and health care: themes and perspectives / Ellen Annandale, Mary Ann Elston and Lindsay Prior --
Section 1. Medical knowledge, diagnosis and treatment. 1.1. Practices of reading and writing: the constitutive role of the patient record in medical work; 1.2. Reality construction, reality exploration and treatment in two therapeutic communities; 1.3. 'But if you look at the coronary anatomy ... ': risk and rationing in cardiac surgery; 1.4. Art, science and placebo: incorporating homeopathy in general practice; 1.5. The child as a social object: Down's syndrome children in a paediatric cardiology clinic --
Section 2. Medical power and the patient. 2.1. The rise of surveillance medicine; 2.2. The location of pain in childbirth: natural childbirth and the transformation of obstetrics; 2.3. Doctors on the medical profession; 2.4. The fracturing of medical dominance in British psychiatry?; 2.5. Challenges to medicine: the case of prescribing. Section 3. The division of labour in health care work. 3.1. The nursing-medical boundary: a negotiated order?; 3.2. Care = organisation + physical labour + emotional labour; 3.3. Anaesthetists, the discourse on patient fitness and the organisation of surgery / Nicholas J. Fox; 3.4. Thinking teams thinking clients: issues of discourse and representation in the work of health care teams; 3.5. Keeping healthy at hom and school: 'it's my body, so it's my job' --
Section 4. Patient-provider interaction. 4.1. The interactional form of professional dominance; 4.2. 'Why didn't you say just that?' Dealing with issues of asymmetry, knowledge and competence in the pharmacist/client encounter; 4.3. Fear and loathing in health care settings reported by people with HIV; 4.4. 'They're not the same as us': midwives' sterotypes of South Asian descent maternity patients; 4.5. Doctor-patient negotiation of cultural assumptions; 4.6. Openness and specialisation: dealing with patients in a hospital emergency service.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen Annandale, Mary Ann Elston, and Lindsay Prior.

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