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Personalized medicine : empowered patients in the 21st century

Author: Barbara Prainsack
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018] ©2017
Series: Biopolitics (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inside today's data-driven personalized medicine, and the time, effort, and information required from patients to make it a reality Medicine has been personal long before the concept of "personalized medicine" became popular. Health professionals have always taken into consideration the individual characteristics of their patients when diagnosing, and treating them. Patients have cared for themselves and for each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Prainsack, Barbara.
Personalized medicine.
New York : New York University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017008018
(OCoLC)978275836
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Prainsack
ISBN: 9781479838943 1479838942
OCLC Number: 1009628477
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Setting the stage for personalized medicine --
The patient researcher --
Always on: the transmitting patient --
Beyond empowerment --
Just profit? --
Beyond individualism --
The social life of evidence in personalized medicine --
Conclusion: patient work in the context of personalization.
Series Title: Biopolitics (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Barbara Prainsack.

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Inside today's data-driven personalized medicine, and the time, effort, and information required from patients to make it a reality Medicine has been personal long before the concept of "personalized medicine" became popular. Health professionals have always taken into consideration the individual characteristics of their patients when diagnosing, and treating them. Patients have cared for themselves and for each other, contributed to medical research, and advocated for new treatments. Given this history, why has the notion of personalized medicine gained so much traction at the beginning of the new millennium? Personalized Medicine investigates the recent movement for patients'involvement in how they are treated, diagnosed, and medicated; a movement that accompanies the increasingly popular idea that people should be proactive, well-informed participants in their own healthcare. While it is often the case that participatory practices in medicine are celebrated as instances of patient empowerment or, alternatively, are dismissed as cases of patient exploitation, Barbara Prainsack challenges these views to illustrate how personalized medicine can give rise to a technology-focused individualism, yet also present new opportunities to strengthen solidarity. Facing the future, this book reveals how medicine informed by digital, quantified, and computable information is already changing the personalization movement, providing a contemporary twist on how medical symptoms or ailments are shared and discussed in society. Bringing together empirical work and critical scholarship from medicine, public health, data governance, bioethics, and digital sociology, Personalized Medicine analyzes the challenges of personalization driven by patient work and data. This compelling volume proposes an understanding that uses novel technological practices to foreground the needs and interests of patients, instead of being ruled by them

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In Personalized Medicine, Prainsack brings together a ton of recent research-much of it her own-using a variety of methodologies to study a wide range of topics. (Two Read more...

 
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