DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


📙 Stories of sickness by Howard Maxson — free epub


Our personalities and our identities are intimately bound up with the stories that we tell to organize and to make sense of our lives. To understand the human meaning of illness, we therefore must turn to the stories we tell about illness, suffering, and medical care. Stories of Sickness explores the many dimensions of what illness means to the sufferers and to those around them, drawing on depictions of illness in great works of literature and in non-fiction accounts. The exploration is primarily philosophical but incorporates approaches from literature and from the medical social sciences. When it was first published in 1987, Stories of Sickness helped to inaugurate a renewed interest in the importance of narrative studies in health care. For the Second Edition the text has been thoroughly revised and significantly expanded. Four almost entirely new chapters have been added on the nature, complexities, and rigor of narrative ethics and how it is carried out. There is also an additional chapter on maladaptive ways of being sick that deals in greater depth with disability issues. Health care professionals, students of medicine and bioethics, and ordinary people coping with illness, no less than scholars in the health care humanities and social sciences, will find much of value in this volume.

Unique Features:
*Philosophically sophisticated yet clearly written and easily accessible
*Interdisciplinary approach--combines philosophy, literature, health care, social sciences
*Contains many fascinating stories and vignettes of illness drawn from both fiction and nonfiction
*A new and comprehensive overview of the "hot topic" of narrative ethics in medicine and health care



About book:

About file:

  • File size: 18 186 474
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Sick To Death and Not Going to Take It Anymore!: Reforming Health Care for the Last Years of Life (California Milbank Books on Health and the Public, 10)
Sick To Death and Not Going to Take It Anymore!: Reforming Health Care for the Last Years of Life (California Milbank Books on Health and the Public, 10) epub download by Joanne Lynn

Just a few generations ago, serious illness, like hazardous weather, arrived with little warning, and people either lived through it or died. In this important, convincing, and long-overdue call for health care reform, Joanne Lynn demonstrates that our cu...

The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine
The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine free epub by Frank Huyler

Reminiscent of Chekhov's stories, The Blood of Strangers is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room. In this collection of spare and elegant stories, Dr. Frank Huyler reveals a side of medicine...

A Cup Of Comfort For Mothers To Be: Stories That Celebrate a Very Special Time (Cup of Comfort Series Book)
A Cup Of Comfort For Mothers To Be: Stories That Celebrate a Very Special Time (Cup of Comfort Series Book) free epub by Colleen Sell

A Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be is a celebration of a very extraordinary time in your life-the nine months that make you into a mother. From joy to fear, from morning sickness to the first kicks, moms to be just like you tell their stories in this new ...

Ethan Frome & Selected Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Ethan Frome & Selected Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics) free download by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome and Selected Stories, by Edith Wharton, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of careful...

The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story
The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story pdf free by Leonard A. Cole

At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. It was the doctors and public health officials who solved this medical mystery. Stevens was th...

Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings
Locating Medical History: The Stories and Their Meanings free download by Frank Huisman, John Harley Warner

The issues constituting the history of medicine are consequential: how societies organize health care, how individuals or states relate to sickness, how we understand our own identity and agency as sufferers or healers. In Locating Medical History: The S...

Dope Sick
Dope Sick free epub by Walter Dean Myers

The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an easy...

Sick Building Syndrome: in Public Buildings and Workplaces
Sick Building Syndrome: in Public Buildings and Workplaces pdf free by Janis Jansz (auth.), Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab (eds.)

Sick Building Syndrome in Public Buildings and Workplaces is the first book of its kind to examine the issue of the interior environment and sick building syndrome in public buildings and workplaces worldwide. Through a comprehensive review of the persona...

A private state: stories
A private state: stories download pdf by Charlotte Bacon

Award-winning writer Charlotte Bacon illuminates the unexpected ambiguities of women's lives in a beautifully crafted collection of stories about women who have arrived at awkward edges in their lives--adolescence, or old age, sick or pregnant. Many come ...