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Medical Malpractice and the Voices of Medicine

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/9780520088962.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents a picture of the ferment over medical liability and malpractice that colored the period throughout the ethnographic studies. The ways individual physicians and medical ... More


Introduction: Engaging the Field

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/9780520088962.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is about the meaning of physician competence in medical practice, medical politics, and medical education in the United States in the late twentieth century. Its central theme is an ... More


Introduction to Part 1

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/9780520088962.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Part I considers the meaning of medical competence in the worlds of practicing clinicians is considered through the lens of an ethnographic story. The story is about the evolution of relationships ... More


The Challenge to Local Medicine

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/9780520088962.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter begins outlining historical changes in medical practice in rural communities in the region and illustrates how the language of competence became the discourse through which new ... More


Competence and Care

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/9780520088962.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Although, in Coast Community, all branches of medical practice experienced challenges and transformations, the practice of obstetrics became a focus for innovation, heavily influenced by “gendered ... More


Narrative Strategies in Presentation and Performance: From Artifice to Competence

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/9780520088962.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an ethnographic account with a recollection of the early debates about the New Pathway, thereby setting the stage for student experience. The ethnographic text grew out of a ... More


The Business of Medicine

Alex Broadbent

in Philosophy of Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190612139
eISBN:
9780190612177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612139.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter identifies a competence whose exercise might constitute the core business of medicine in the absence of curative competence. On the basis of an inference to the best explanation, the ... More


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