Pain as Human Experience

Pain as Human Experience

Author: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520075129

Category: Medical

Page: 214

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"With case studies drawn from anthropological investigations of chronic pain sufferers and pain clinics in the northeastern United States, the authors attempt to invent new ways of writing about this language-resistant human experience. Focused on substantive issues in the study of chronic pain, their work explores the great divide between the culturally shaped language of suffering and the traditional language of medical and psychological theorizing. They argue that the representation of experience in local social worlds is a central challenge to the human sciences and to ethnographic writing, and that meeting that challenge is also crucial to the refiguring of pain in medical discourse and health policy debates. Anthropologists, scholars from the medical social sciences and humanities, and many general readers will be interested in Pain as Human Experience. In addition, behavioral medicine and pain specialists, psychiatrists, and primary care practitioners will find much that is relevant to their work in this book."--Jacket.
Pain as Human Experience
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Paul Brodwin, Byron Good
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11-14 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Chronic pain challenges the central tenet of biomedicine: that objective knowledge of the human body and mind is possible apart from subjective experience and social context. Sufferers, finding that chronic pain alters every aspect of life, often become frustrated and distrust a profession seemingly unable to explain or effectively treat
Pain as Human Experience
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Paul Brodwin, Byron Good
Categories: Medical anthropology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-01-01 - Publisher:

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Pain as Human Experience
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Paul Brodwin, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11-14 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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American Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-11-24 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

American Medicine: The Quest for Competence, the first book to explore in depth the meaning and politics of competence in modern American medicine, examines questions that lie at the heart of the contemporary debate about medical care. Based on Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good's recent ethnographic studies of three distinct medical communities