Health, Disease, and Illness Concepts in Medicine

ISBN-10: 1589010140
ISBN-13: 9781589010147
Edition: 2005
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 6/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

James J. McCartney is associate professor in the department of philosophy at Villanova University, an associate fellow at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and an adjunct professor at the Villanova University School of Law.

Dominic A. Sisti is a researcher at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, associate ethicist at Holy Redeemer Health System, and adjunct instructor at Villanova University.

Foreword: Renewing Medicine's Basic Concepts
Historical Discussions of Health, Disease, and Illness
From On the Natural Faculties II, VIII
Diseases of the Soul
Prometheus's Vulture: The Renaissance Fashioning of Gout
Report on the Diseases and Physical Peculiarities of the Negro Race
The Normal and the Pathological--Introduction to the Problem
The Myth of Mental Illness
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biomedicine
When Do Symptoms Become a Disease?
Characterizing Health, Disease, and Illness
On the Distinction between Disease and Illness
Malady: A New Treatment of Disease
Health: A Comprehensive Concept
The Distinction between Mental and Physical Illness
The "Unnaturalness" of Aging--Give Me Reason to Live!
Diagnosing and Defining Disease
Clinical Applications of the Concepts of Health and Disease: Controversies/Consensus
"Ambiguous Sex"--or Ambivalent Medicine?
The Discovery of Hyperkinesis: Notes on the Medicalization of Deviant Behavior
Suffering and the Social Construction of Illness: The Delegitimation of Illness Experience in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The Premenstrual Syndrome: A Brief History
The Politics of Menopause: The "Discovery" of a Deficiency Disease
Aging, Culture, and the Framing of Alzheimer Disease
Normalcy, Genetic Disease, and Enhancement: The Future of the Concepts of Health and Disease
The Medicalization of Aesthetic Surgery
The Quest for Medical Normalcy--Who Needs It?
The Concept of Genetic Disease
Concepts of Disease after the Human Genome Project
From "Enhancing Cognition in the Intellectually Intact"
Treatment, Enhancement, and the Ethics of Neurotherapeutics
What's Morally Wrong with Eugenics?
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Permissions and Credits
Index

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