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Competence and Clinical Narratives in Oncology

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines competence in the context of high specialty medicine. It focuses on the practice of oncology and examines how specialty concepts about competence are institutionalized in the ... More


Broken Narratives: Clinical Encounters and the Poetics of Illness Experience

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/9780520218246.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter analyzes a clinical encounter between a patient and a psychiatrist, where their different perspectives prevent the construction of any coherent story. The author introduces a framework ... More


The Medical Imaginary and the Biotechnical Embrace: Subjective Experiences of Clinical Scientists and Patients

Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter takes a look at the author's cross-cultural examination of oncology research. It investigates knowledge and technology in relation to affect, and shows that economic investments run ... More


Epilogue: The Relevance of Competence to Policy

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

in American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter addresses the link between competence and political economy and suggests ways of conceptualizing competence that bear upon research and policy in medical education, specialist-generalist ... More


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