Medical Work in America

Medical Work in America

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For this reason, while its concern is with health care in general, this book focuses on the medical profession and the medical practitioner in particular. Its essays address the social characteristics of medical work in America, how today's economic and administrative pressures are changing that work, and what choices both the public and the medical profession now face.Essays on Health Care Eliot Freidson ... care systema€”namely, choice between physician services and those of, for example, midwives and nurse practitioners. ... And there, regardless of good intentions, the fact is that patients will often be treated as objects rather than as individuals, and that care will become routinized .

Title:Medical Work in America
Author:Eliot Freidson
Publisher:Yale University Press - 1989


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