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The illness narratives : suffering, healing, and the human condition

Author: Arthur Kleinman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on twenty years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that diagnosing illness is an art tragically neglected by modern  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kleinman, Arthur.
Illness narratives.
New York : Basic Books, 1988
(OCoLC)575659529
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Kleinman
ISBN: 0465032028 9780465032020 0465032044 9780465032044
OCLC Number: 17296224
Description: xviii, 284 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The meaning of symptoms and disorders --
The personal and social meanings of illness --
The vulnerability of pain and the pain of vulnerability --
The pain of living --
Chronic pain: the frustrations of desire --
Neurasthenia: weakness and exhaustion in the United States and China --
Conflicting explanatory models in the care of the chronically ill --
Aspiration and victory: coping with chronic illness --
Illness unto death --
The stigma and shame of illness --
The social context of chronicity --
The creation of disease: factitious illness --
Hypochondriasis: the ironic disease --
The healers: varieties of experience in doctoring --
A method for the care of the chronically ill --
The challenge of a meaning-centered model for medical education and practice.
Responsibility: Arthur Kleinman.

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"There is no one who knows more or writes more interestingly than Arthur Kleinman about the fundamental place of the meaning of illness in the lives of sick persons."--Eric J. Cassell, M.D., Cornell Read more...

 
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