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Physicians At Work, Patients In Pain
Biomedical Practice And Patient Response In Mexico





ISBN 9780367298364
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
273 Pages

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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. The doctor-patient relationship is seen as especially important. Physicians and patients sp

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

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Biography

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