Heart for the Work Journeys Through an African Medical School
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Description: Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, asA Heart for the Workmakes clear, Malawian medical students learn to confront poverty creatively, experiencing fatigue and frustration but also joy and commitment on their way to becoming physicians. The first ethnography of medical training in the global South, Claire L. Wendland's book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility. Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates. From the relative calm of Malawi's College of Medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, staff, and technology, Wendland's work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, the impact of traditional healing, and the purposes of medicine.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Prologue: Arrival Stories|
|Introduction: Moral Order and Medical Science|
|All Part of the Same Big Mess: Mkume Lifa|
|Medicine and Healing in a Postcolonial State|
|Serving Our Nation: Joe Phoya|
|In the District: Evelyn Kazembe|
|Paths to Medicine|
|Welcome to the College of Medicine|
|Seeing Deeply and Seeing Through in the Basic Science Years|
|Welcome to Queens|
|The Word Made Flesh: Hospital Experience and the Clinical Crisis|
|Complications: Johnson Chisale|
|On the Ward: Enelesi Nyirenda|
|Resource is a Verb: Realities and Responses|
|Someone Else in This World: Duncan Kasinja|
|As Human as Everybody Else: Zaithwa Mthindi|
|Doctors for the People: Theory and Practice|
|Technical Appendix: Research Methods|