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Curing, Healing, and Culture

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter is about the intricacies in the understanding of how effectiveness of therapy is assessed and, what the difference between the terms curing and healing is. The chapter cites a variety of ... More


The Private Sector in Health and Medicine: The Indian Story

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the role of the private sector in health and medicine with reference to India. The private sector plays a critical role in the field of medicine because the nature and extent ... More


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