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

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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.
The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition
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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.
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).
Author
Arthur Kleinman
Short Title
ILLNESS NARRATIVES
Pages
284
Language
English
ISBN-10
0465032044
ISBN-13
9780465032044
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
616.001
Year
1989
Publication Date
1989-10-31
Imprint
Basic Books
Subtitle
Suffering, Healing and the Human Condition
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
bibliography, index
Publisher
Basic Books (AZ)
Residence
US
Affiliation
Harvard University
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