Illness Narratives Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition

ISBN-10: 0465032044
ISBN-13: 9780465032044
Edition: 1988
Authors: Arthur Kleinman
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/2/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Based on twenty years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that interpreting the illness experience is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training, and presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and practitioner. Book jacket.

Arthur Kleinmanis Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University;Yunxiang Yanis a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles;Jing Junis a Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing);Sing Leeis a Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong;Everett Zhangis a Professor at Princeton University;Pan Tianshuis a Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai);Wu FeiandGuo Jinhuaare Professors at Peking University (Beijing).

Preface
Acknowledgments
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
References
Index

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