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The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Arthur W. Frank

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel ... More


‘Gothic nightmare’:: Madness and public policy from the 18th century

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in Scandal, social policy and social welfare: 2nd, Rev. Ed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347466
eISBN:
9781447303312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347466.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter provides the essential background against which the scandals that took place in mental-health institutions in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s can be understood and assessed. In ... More


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