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Naujausi A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Y Z

Metai: 1987
ISBN: 0-300-04692-8
Brūkšninis kodas: 4036698
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     "Drawing on a wide range of novels, poems, and plays as well as on medical case histories, a physician/philosopher illustrates the meaning of the sick role not only for the sufferer but for his or her friends and family and for the doctor as well.
     [Brody] shows us how literary criticism and social sciences can be applied to the tales of illness that doctors and patients tell one another. This rational, compassionate book should serve as a splendid text for courses in the medical
humanities as they are now taught in medical schools. A pleasure to read."

Gerald Weissmann, M.D.,
New York Times Book Review

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
1 Storytelling in medicine 1
2 Dimensions of sickness 20
3 Sickness and self-respect 41
4 Reading stories about sickness 59
5 Sick roles: Practice and life plans 66
6 How sickness alters experience 90
7 Sickness and social relationships 105
8 Maladaptive ways of being sick 128
9 Medical ethics and the life-span narrative 143
10 The physician-patient relationship as a narrative 171
11 Concluding remarks 182
References 193
Index 207

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