Sociomedical perspectives on patient care / Jeffrey Michael Clair and Richard M. Allman, editors.

Social change has placed new demands on the practice of medicine, altering almost every aspect of patient care relationships. Just as medicine was encouraged to embrace the biological sciences some 100 years ago, recent directives indicate the importance of the social sciences in understanding biome...

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Other Authors: Clair, Jeffrey M., 1958- (Editor), Allman, Richard M., 1955- (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1993]
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Summary:Social change has placed new demands on the practice of medicine, altering almost every aspect of patient care relationships. Just as medicine was encouraged to embrace the biological sciences some 100 years ago, recent directives indicate the importance of the social sciences in understanding biomedical practice. Humanistic challenges call for changes in curative and technological imperatives. In this book, social scientists contribute to such challenges by using social evidence to indicate appropriate new goals for health care in a changing environment.This book was designed to stimulate and.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages) : illustrations
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-268) and indexes.
ISBN:9780813158433
0813158435