The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition by Arthur Kleinman

The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition

Arthur Kleinman
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  • ISBN
    9780465032044 / 0465032044
  • Title The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition
  • Author Arthur Kleinman
  • Category Medical Diagnosis
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 1989
  • Pages 284
  • Publisher
    Basic Books (AZ)
  • Imprint Basic Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 136mm x 21mm x 204mm

Annotation

A Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that interpreting the illness experience is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training, and presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and doctor. Based 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.

Publisher Description

Based 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.

Author Biography

Arthur Kleinman is Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University, and Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology and Chair of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of “Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture” (California, 1980), “Social Origins of Distress and Disease” (1986), “Rethinking Psychiatry” (1988), and “The Illness Narrative” (1988); coauthor of “World Mental Health” (1995); and coeditor of “Pain as Human Experience” (California, 1992) and “Culture and Depression” (California, 1985).

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