Medical Talk and Medical Work: The Liturgy of the Clinic Paul Anthony Atkinson

ISBN: 9780803977310

Published: August 11th 1995

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164 pages


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Medical Talk and Medical Work: The Liturgy of the Clinic  by  Paul Anthony Atkinson

Medical Talk and Medical Work: The Liturgy of the Clinic by Paul Anthony Atkinson
August 11th 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 164 pages | ISBN: 9780803977310 | 4.35 Mb

The development of a sociology of medical knowledge is both assessed and contributed to in Medical Talk and Medical Work. Underlying the analysis is research on the work of haematologists, which offers a rich resource for understanding theMoreThe development of a sociology of medical knowledge is both assessed and contributed to in Medical Talk and Medical Work. Underlying the analysis is research on the work of haematologists, which offers a rich resource for understanding the complexities and contradictions between physical bodies and social embodiment, medical talk and technical apparatus.

Using but moving beyond this specific material, Paul Atkinson demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of the existing understanding of medical knowledge. Among the issues explored are: the place of interaction among doctors, rather than between doctors and patients, in defining the construction of medical knowledge- the ways in which clinical opinion is socially pr



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