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National Crises in Obstetrical Care: Competence and Risk Reexamined

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/9780520088962.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines national parallels to the local ethnography and the impact of the national crisis in malpractice and obstetrical care on the specialties of obstetrics and family medicine. The ... More


Palliative Care at the End of Life

David J. Bearison

in Comprehensive Handbook of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Disease: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195169850
eISBN:
9780197562192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195169850.003.0025
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Oncology

Consider the following advice given to parents whose children are dying in hospitals: “If your child has to die, he can die peacefully. You can make sure he is free of pain. You can make sure that ... More


Medical Education and Basic Health Care: Forging Connections

Anand Zachariah

in Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199482160
eISBN:
9780199097746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482160.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Medical education in India is not sufficiently oriented to the health care needs of the country. The knowledge of medicine has primarily originated in western countries and there are mismatches ... More


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