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The second sickness : contradictions of capitalist health care

This edition retains the ethnographic approach and adds analysis of how managed care and other economic and social forces influence medical practice in 2000.
Print Book, English, 2000
Rev. & updated ed View all formats and editions
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Md., 2000
237 pages
9780847698868, 9780847698875, 0847698866, 0847698874
Chapter 1 List of Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 3 Preface to the First Edition and Acknowledgments Part 4 I: Medicine, Social Structure, and Social Pathology Chapter 5 1. Health Care, Social Contradictions, and the Dilemmas of Reform Chapter 6 2. Social Structures of Medical Oppression Chapter 7 3. The Social Origins of Illness: A Neglected History Part 8 II: Problems in Contemporary Health Care Chapter 9 4. Technology, Health Costs, and the Structure of Private Profit Chapter 10 5. Social Medicine and the Community Chapter 11 6. The Micropolitics of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Part 12 III: Policy, Practice, and Social Change Chapter 13 7. Medicine and Social Change: Lessons from Chile and Cuba Chapter 14 8. Conclusion: Health Praxis, Reform, and Political Struggle Chapter 15 Notes Chapter 16 Selected Bibliography Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Author
Previous edition: 1983