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Published: 01 January 1998

600 Pages | line illus.

6-7/8 x 9-3/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195329766

Bookseller Code (04)


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

An Anthology

Edited by Kathy Charmaz and Debora A. Paterniti

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 gap between 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 student reading. Discussion questions stimulate critical thinking, and suggested readings direct students to pivotal references.

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