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Language, Power and Social Process [Lpsp] #16: Diagnosis as Cultural Practice

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Diagnosis isn t what it seems. It is usually treated as a label, arrived at by professionals, to explain a problem and to point to treatment. This view of diagnosis fits the medical model . Authors in this book view diagnosis as a process, not a label. Diagnosis involves a negotiation of power relationships as well as of professional accountability. The chapters reveal how today's professionals and non-professionals use diagnosis to explain medical problems and also to explore how a diagnosis affects the identities of those diagnosed. In addition, some chapters show how diagnostic reasoning occurs in unexpected contexts such as when writing letters of recommendation and talking about communication. Together, a diverse array of authors from various backgrounds, highlight the many ways that diagnosis is deeply rooted in today 's culture. Key features: Leading scholars examine an array of topics related to diagnosis The first book to consolidate a wide range of literature on diagnosis Suited for coursesin medical anthropology, communications, sociology, and other disciplines that have a medical focus Now available as an affordable paperback.

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Diagnosis is usually treated as a label used to explain a problem and to point to treatment, a view that fits "the medical model." In this book diagnosis is viewed as a process that involves a negotiation of power relationships as well as of professional accountability. Authors from various backgrounds show that diagnostic reasoning frequently occurs in unexpected contexts and that diagnosis is deeply rooted in today's culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783110184679
Author:
Felson Duchan, Judith
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Editor:
Duchan, Judith Felson
Editor:
Kovarsky, Dana
Subject:
Diagnosis
Subject:
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Series:
Language, Power and Social Process [Lpsp]
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
307
Dimensions:
9.04x6.32x.70 in. 1.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Diagnosis is usually treated as a label used to explain a problem and to point to treatment, a view that fits "the medical model." In this book diagnosis is viewed as a process that involves a negotiation of power relationships as well as of professional accountability. Authors from various backgrounds show that diagnostic reasoning frequently occurs in unexpected contexts and that diagnosis is deeply rooted in today's culture.
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