Health, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context, and Self: An Anthology by Kathy CharmazHealth, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context, and Self: An Anthology by Kathy Charmaz

Health, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context, and Self: An Anthology

EditorKathy Charmaz, Debora A. Paterniti

Paperback | January 15, 1998

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This innovative collection offers a fresh look at health, healing, and illness--providing a "bridge" between human experience and social policies and practices. The book brings people with illness into the foreground; it goes beyond patient's roles and into their lives--emphasizing the gapbetween the acute care model and the needs of the chronically ill. The readings link personal accounts with structural problems, inviting students to identify with these authors and to see the social issues within their stories. Selections are accessible and edited for succinctness. Section and chapter introductions bring the articles into focus and guide studentreading. Discussion questions stimulate critical thinking, and suggested readings direct students to pivotal references. Throughout the book, coverage demonstrates how gender, race, class, and age affect patients and players within the health-care system. Stories help students reexamine their assumptions about medical care "shoulds" and "oughts" and to think critically about future priorities and trends. Otherarticles cover: * Illness and identity * Care and control * Becoming a person with HIV disease * The damaged self * Rationing medical care * Marketing rehabilitation goods and services * The problematic nature of defining health * Socioeconomic differences in health service
Kathy Charmaz is at Sonoma State University. Debora A. Paterniti is at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Title:Health, Illness, and Healing: Society, Social Context, and Self: An AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:January 15, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Defining Health and Illness1. Conceptions of Health, David Mechanic 2. Accounts of Health and Illness: Dilemmas and Representations, Alan Radley and Michael Billig 3. The Origins of the Health Movement, Michael Goldstein 4. The Subject in Health Promotion Campaigns, Deborah Lupton The Self In Social Context5. Seeing Through Pain, Arthur Frank 6. Mastectomy and Reconstruction, Amy Gross and Dee Ito 7. The Desert, Nancy Mairs 8. The Damaged Self, Robert Murphy 9. Discoveries of Self in Illness, Kathy Charmaz 10. Illness and Identity, David Karp 11. The Body, Identity, and the Self: Adapting to Impairment, Kathy Charmaz12. The Rigors of Kidney Dialysis for Robert Banes, Laurie Abraham 13. A Weekend in the Life of a Medical Student, Perri Klass 14. Never Enough Time: How Medical Residents Manage a Scarce Resource, William Yoels and Jeffrey Clair Care-taking and Caring-giving Relationships15. Respect, Satisfaction, and Health Care: Canada and the U.S., David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler 16. The Caregiver's Perspective, Emily Abel 17. Care and Control: Managing Stress by Medicalizing Deviance, Karen Lyman 18. Narratives of Aging and Social Problems in Medical Encounters with Older Persons, Howard Waitzkin, Theron Britt, and Constance Williams 19. The Prevalence of Patient's Expectations for Care, Richard Kravitz, Edward Callahan, Debora Paterniti, Deirdre Antonius, Marcia Dunham, and Charles Lewis 20. If It's Not Charted, It Didn't Happen, Timothy Diamond 21. Mr. Kilwauski, Frederic Hafferty Institutional and Organizational Constraints22. My Residency, Michele Harrison 23. The Radicalization of Birthing: Going Through Changes, Barbara Katz-Rothman 24. Boundary Encroachment and Task Delegation: Clinical Pharmacists on the Medical Team , Mark Mesler 25. What It Means to Be a Nurse, Daniel Chambliss 26. Wellness in the Workplace: Potentials and Pitfalls of Worksite Health Promotion, Peter Conrad 27. Stress and Burnout in the Social World of Hospice, Judith Levy and Audrey Gordon Social and Cultural Structures of Care28. Medical Metaphors of Women's Bodies: Menstruation and Menopause, Emily Martin 29. The Rise of the Surgical Fix, Kathy Davis 30. The Marketing of Goods and Services, Gary Albrecht 31. Robust Resistance, Alexandra Dundas Todd 32. Race and Infant Mortality, David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler 33. U.S. Socioeconomic Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations, David Williams and Chiquita Collins 34. Pathways of Health and Death, Lois Verbrugge 35. Latina and African American Women: Continuing Disparities in Health, Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Rose Marie Martinez, Andrea Kidd Taylor, and Betty Garman Robinson 36. Impact of Marital Status on Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients, Howard Gordon and Gary Rosenthal 37. Why the U.S. Health-Care System Does Not Respond to People's Needs, Vicente Navarro 38. The Canadian System, David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler 39. Japan's Medical System, John Igelhardt 40. Twenty Years of Health Care in Japan, Toshiomi Asahi The Social Construction of Illness: The Case of Aids41. Brad, Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley 42. Trends in AIDS Incidence, Deaths, and Prevalence in the United States, Centers for Disease Control 43. Women and HIV, Gena Corea 44. Becoming a Person With HIV Disease, Rose Weitz 45. Ethical Problems Involving Sexuality, Miriam Cameron 46. Confronting Deadly Disease: The Drama of Identity Construction Among Gay Men With AIDS, Kent Sandstrom 47. AIDS and the Impact on Medical Work: The Culture and Politics of the Shop Floor, Charles Bosk and Joel Frader 48. AIDS Prevention Outreach Among Injection Drug Users: Agency Problems and New Approaches, Robert Broadhead and Douglas Heckathorn The Future of Health, Illness, and Healing49. Playing God, David Hilfiker 50. Baby Doe Before Regulations, Charles Bosk 51. The "Do Not Resuscitate" Order as Ritual, Robert Zussman 52. On the Ragged Edge: Needs, Endless Needs, Daniel Callahan 53. The Rising Costs of Health Care, David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler 54. The Disability Wars, Timothy Kenny 55. The Politics of Women's Health, Sally Shumaker and Teresa Smith 56. Rationing Medical Care: A Sociological Reflection, Peter Conrad and Phil Brown 57. Why Major Reform Is Needed, Anselm Strauss and Juliet Corbin