Modern Medicine: Lay Perspectives And Experiences

1st Edition

Simon J. Williams, Michael Calnan

Routledge
Published February 28, 1996
Reference - 270 Pages
ISBN 9781857283181 - CAT# RU39147

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Summary

Do lay people view modern medicine as a fountain of hope or a font of despair? What are their experiences of modern medical care and technology, and how do their views and experiences differ across different social groups? Combining theoretical insights with a range of qualitative and ethnographic research, this volume examines lay experiences and evaluation of medicines and drugs, chronic illness and life-saving technology, and reproductive technologies. It also considers the growing popularity of complementary therapies as a potential challenge to orthodox medicine.

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