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Bordering Biomedicine

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Series: At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries, Volume: 28
Volume Editors: Vera Kalitzkus and Peter L. Twohig

Biomedicine is the dominant organizing framework of modern medicine but it is not the only lens through which health, illness and disease can be understood. This interdisciplinary collection of essays brings together scholars from around the world who seek to probe the boundaries of biomedicine. This book is the outcome of the third global conference on Making Sense of: Health, Illness and Disease, held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, in July 2004. The papers selected for this volume take a variety of theoretical positions but share an interest in the social study of health, illness and disease. They consider how biomedicine is a cultural system and is imbued with other meanings and that a full exploration of health, illness and disease requires a variety of perspectives, including those of social scientists, humanists and practicing clinicians.
This volume will be of interest to students, researchers and health care providers who wish to gain insight into the many ways through which we can understand health, illness and disease.

It has been brought to our attention that in a chapter in this volume
“The Communication of Diagnostic Information by Doctors to Patients in the Consultation” By Peter J. Schulz
direct reference and citation of the works of other scholars is often inconsistent and in some cases totally lacking. While we do not believe that it was the intention of the author of the article to misappropriate other persons’ material, we do admit that the chapter does not meet standards currently expected of an academic publication. We regret any misappropriation of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions in our publications and will remain vigilant to prevent this recurring in the future. We give notice that the chapter has been retracted and will not appear in any future editions of the book.
Brill, January 2016
Copyright Year: 2006

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ISBN: 978-90-420-1999-7
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2006

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Volume: 28

Volume Editors: Vera Kalitzkus and Peter L. Twohig
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2006
ISBN: 978-90-420-1999-7