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Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Renée L. Beard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Alzheimer’s is ubiquitous. Stories of the heart-wrenching drudgery of care giving, escalating incidence rates, and the new path to a cure just around the corner are everywhere. Yet we rarely see or ... More


“Fiction” and “Historicity” in Doctors' Stories: Social and Narrative Dimensions of Learning Medicine

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter shows just how deep narrative runs in the daily medical world. It studies the central moral dimensions of medical practice, while noting that narrative seems to provide the place where ... More


Everyday Life with Diagnosis: The New Normal

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Interviews with those who joined support groups and research studies reveal that persons with AD strategically employ the diagnostic label (or not) as they see fit. Study participants are not passive ... More


Dying, a Lost Art

Lydia S. Dugdale

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

At various points throughout history, for reasons of plague, pestilence, and war, death has dominated human consciousness. This was especially apparent during the Bubonic Plague of the fourteenth ... More


Infinite Jest’s Environmental Case for Disgust

Heather Houser

in Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies the functions of disgust through the varieties of detachment that circulate through David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (1996). In this story world, detachment is not only a ... More


Addiction and Criminal Responsibility

Stephen J. Morse

in Addiction and Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015509
eISBN:
9780262295635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015509.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins with the story of Mr. Leroy Powell, a genuine addict whose criminal responsibility was addressed in a popular Supreme Court case in 1968. This story is presented to lay the ... More


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