The Illness Narratives
Suffering, Healing and the Human Condition
By (author) Arthur Kleinman
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Illness Narratives by Arthur Kleinman
Book DescriptionBased on twenty years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that diagnosing illness is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training, and presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and doctor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465032044
(203mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arthur Kleinman
Passion for Society, Paperback (January 2016)
What does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does "the problem of suffering" serve to inspire us to care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal our moral and social conditions? The author offers some answers to these questions.
Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa, Hardback (May 2015)
Includes essays that focuses on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders, including mental illness and treatment in the current climate of economic and political instability, access to health care, access to medicines, and the impact of HIV-AIDS and other chronic illness on mental health.
Ground Between, Paperback (May 2014)
Explores through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. This title offers basic concepts of the discipline - including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life - are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy.
Reimagining Global Health, Paperback (December 2013)» View all books by Arthur Kleinman
Provides an introduction to the field of global health. This title is suitable for schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, and also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.
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