9781557531261-1557531269-Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography, Second Edition

Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography, Second Edition

ISBN-13: 9781557531261
ISBN-10: 1557531269
Edition: 2nd ed.
Author: Hunsaker Hawkins, Anne
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Format: Paperback 289 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781557531261
ISBN-10: 1557531269
Edition: 2nd ed.
Author: Hunsaker Hawkins, Anne
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Format: Paperback 289 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hunsaker Hawkins, Anne wrote Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography, Second Edition comprising 289 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1557531269 and 9781557531261. Since then Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography, Second Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Serious illness and mortality, those most universal, unavoidable, and frightening of human experiences, are the focus of this pioneering study which has been hailed as a telling and provocative commentary on our times. As modern medicine has become more scientific and dispassionate, a new literary genre has emerged: pathography, the personal narrative concerning illness, treatment, and sometimes death. Hawkins's sensitive reading of numerous pathographies highlights the assumptions, attitudes, and myths that people bring to the medical encounter. One factor emerges again and again in these case studies: the tendency in contemporary medical practice to focus primarily not on the needs of the individual who is sick but on the condition that we call disease. Pathography allows the individual person a voice – one that asserts the importance of the experiential side of illness, and thus restores the feeling, thinking, experiencing human being to the center of the medical enterprise. Recommended for medical practitioners, the clergy, caregivers, students of popular culture, and the general reader, Reconstructing Illness demonstrates that only when we hear both the doctor's and the patient's voice will we have a medicine that is truly human.

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