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Author Greenhalgh, Susan

Title Under the medical gaze : facts and fictions of chronic pain / Susan Greenhalgh
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 371 pages) : illustrations
Contents Understanding Chronic Pain -- Problematique -- Prologue: Finding Dr. Right -- Doing Biomedicine -- The Initial Consultation: The Making of a "Fibromyalgic" -- Medicating the "Fibromyalgic"-Arthritic Body -- Producing the Good Patient -- Doing Gender -- A Most Pleasant Patient -- Silent Rebellion and Rage -- A Depression Worse than the Disease -- A Losing Battle to Get Better -- Struggling to Make the Treatment Work -- "Accept It!" Alternative Medicines Offer Medicine for the Mind -- A Life Shrunk, a Mind Gone Nearly Mad -- Rebellion and Self-Renewal -- A Second Opinion: The Unmaking of a "Fibromyalgic" -- The Final Meeting: A Tale of Decline and a Denial -- Out from under the Medical Gaze -- Narrating Illness, Politicizing Pain -- Conclusion: Re-viewing the Medicine of Chronic Pain -- Epilogue: Speaking of Pain--On Stories, Cultural Recuperations, and Political Interventions
Summary This compelling account of the author's experience with a chronic pain disorder and subsequent interaction with the American health care system goes to the heart of the workings of power and culture in the biomedical domain. It is a medical whodunit full of mysterious misdiagnosis, subtle power plays, and shrewd detective work
Analysis alternative medicine
american health care
biomedical
chronic disease
chronic pain
cultural studies
detective
diagnosis
disease
ethnography
feminism
feminist
fibromyalgia
health and wellness
health care system
health care
health issues
healthy living
medical issues
medical science
medical system
medicine
mental health
pain disorder
pain management
physical health
physical therapy
psychology
social studies
sociopolitical
therapy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index
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Subject Greenhalgh, Susan -- Health
Greenhalgh, Susan
Greenhalgh, Susan
Chronic pain -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Arthritis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Fibromyalgia -- Patients -- United States -- Biography
Physician and patient.
Diagnostic errors.
Pain.
Arthritis.
Chronic diseases.
Fibromyalgia.
Pain
Arthritis
Chronic Disease
Diagnostic Errors
Fibromyalgia
Physician-Patient Relations
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Pain Management.
MEDICAL -- Pain Medicine.
Pain
Fibromyalgia
Chronic diseases
Arthritis
Arthritis -- Patients
Chronic pain -- Patients
Diagnostic errors
Fibromyalgia -- Patients
Health
Physician and patient
Chronischer Schmerz
Patient
Fibromyalgie
Rheumatoide Arthritis
Arzt
United States
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Biographies
Personal narratives.
Biographies.
Récits personnels.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520925090
0520925092
0585389225
9780585389226
1597349712
9781597349710
9786613811653
6613811653
1282233912
9781282233911