Physicians At Work, Patients In Pain: Biomedical Practice And Patient Response In Mexico, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Physicians At Work, Patients In Pain

Biomedical Practice And Patient Response In Mexico, 1st Edition

By Kaja Finkler


273 pages

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pub: 2019-09-27
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This ethnographic study offers a detailed picture of how modern biomedicine is altered when practised in a developing country. Addressing the question of therapeutic outcome, Dr Finkler examines various aspects of biomedicine that influence patient response.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- The Setting -- The Mexican Context -- Sickness: A Mexican View -- Health Care Delivery in Mexico -- Biomedical Practice in Mexico -- History of Medicine in Mexico -- Biomedical Beliefs and Practices -- Variations in Biomedical Beliefs and Practices -- The Medical Consultation -- Patients' Responses to Biomedical Practice -- Patients and Their Complaints -- Patient-Perceived Therapeutic Outcomes: An Aggregate Analysis -- Patient-Perceived Therapeutic Outcomes: A Phenomenological Perspective -- Two Systems of Healing -- A Comparison Between Sacred Healing and Biomedicine -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Physicians at Work, Patients in Pain

About the Author

Kaja Finkler is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Physician & Patient
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General