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Communicating Medicine

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Book Series: Di/Segni ISBN: 9788867056057 Year: Pages: 165 Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Medicine (General)
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This study investigates eighteenth-century medical writing, particularly concerning the elaboration and the communication of medicine in such reference works as universal dictionaries of arts and sciences, medical dictionaries, and handbooks. Most of the vernacular texts under scrutiny here were issued in the second half of the century, a period in which the advancements in medical research, medical education and medical practice favoured the circulation of an expanding medical vocabulary and stimulated medical writing as a whole. A vast amount of reference works was produced for experts and non-experts alike: medical topics were common in social settings, in personal and communal letters, in specialised journals, in pamphlets and in magazines. All this unprecedented activity certainly contributed to the vernacularisation, and the dissemination of medicine in different kinds of works and different text types. The texts examined in the study are representative of their authors’ effort to expand medical knowledge and to define medicine as an independent science based on strict observation, as well as to establish intelligibility within and outside the disciplinary discourse community.

A Malária em Moçambique: Políticas, Provedores de Cuidados, Saberes e Práticas de Gestão da Doença

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ISBN: 9789898876928 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Internacionais
Subject: Social Sciences
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As sociedades do distrito de Chókwè, no sul Moçambique, caracterizam-se por uma diversidade de etnomedicinas, nomadamente a biomedicina, a medicina tradicional ea cura espiritual. No ambito das atividades de controlo da malária, analisaram-se os conhecimentos e práticas relacionados com a sua etiologia, o diagnóstico, a prevenção eo tratamento, de acordo como diferentes provedores de cuidados de saúde consultados. Anatise deste fenómeno faith realizada to luz of uma perspectiva interpretativa e crítica, integrando fatores de ordem económica, social, política, organizacional e cultural, that são frequentemente marginalizados na compresão desta doença. Com base numa multidisciplinary approach and quality, concluiu-se that has a social construção da enfermidade emerge não só da experiência psicossocial dos doses e grupos sociais mas tambémial de todas as dinâmicas that integram has vida em sociedade, em especial da teia of relocated socioculturais, ideológicas, políticas e vivências, simbolismos, fluxos of informação e os múltiplos atores, that compõem a complexa arquitetura do Sistema Nacional de Saúde, em Moçambique. Recusando a "monocultura epistémica", as histórias de vida relativas aos provedores de saúde tradicionais (curandeiros e pastores) e os discursos sobre sua identidade evidenciam os conflictos e as tensões existentes bem como as tentativas de harmonização, cooperação e complementaridade terapêutica. Do mesmo modo that o Mosquito Anopheles resists e adapted to alterações do meio, também os conhecimentos, práticas terapêuticas e as relésões sociê respeitantes saúde e in doença estão em constant mutação. Em ambos os casos, desconhecem-subsequentes modalidades e configurações.

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Mozambique --- diagnosis --- medicine --- Africa

Diagnostic Fluidity: Working with Uncertainty and Mutability

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Book Series: Antropologia Mèdica ISBN: 9788484246633 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.17345/9788484246633 Language: English
Publisher: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Anthropology
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Diagnostic procedures are emblematic of medical work. Scholars in the field of social studies of medicine identify diverse dimensions of diagnosis that point to controversies, processual qualities and contested evidence. In this anthology, diagnostic fluidity is seen to permeate diagnostic work in a wide range of contexts, from medical interactions in the clinic, domestic settings and other relations of affective work, to organizational structures, and in historical developments. The contributors demonstrate, each in their own way, how different agents ‘do diagnosis’, highlighting the multi-faceted elements of uncertainty and mutability integral to diagnostic work. At the same time, the contributors also show how in ‘doing diagnosis’ enactments of subjectivities, representations of cultural imaginaries, bodily processes, and socio-cultural changes contribute to configuring diagnostic fluidity in significant ways.

Opioids: Addiction, Narrative, Freedom

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ISBN: 9781947447837 9781947447844 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0210.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Social Sciences
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An epidemic is a feeling set within time as much as it is a matter of statistics and epidemiology: it is the feeling of many of us in the same desperate place at the same desperate time. Opioid epidemic thus names a present moment — at once historic and historical — centered on the substance of opioids as much as it names the urgency of all of us who are currently in proximity to these substances. What is the relationship between these historic and historical moments, the present moment, the history of pharmacological capitalism, and a set of repeated neurological activities, as well as human loss and desire, that has fueled the exponential rise in the rates of opioid use and abuse between 2000-2018? Opioids: Addiction, Narrative, Freedom is an auto-ethnography written from deep within—biologically within—this opioid epidemic. Tracing opioids around and through the bodies, governmental, and medical structures they are moving and being moved through, Opioids is an examination of what it means to live within an environment saturated with a substance of deep economic, political, neuroscientific, and pharmacological implications. From exploring media coverage of the epidemic and emerging medical narratives of addiction to detailing the legal inscription of differences between “pain patients” and people addicted to drugs, Opioids consistently asks: what is it like to live within an epidemic? What forms of freedom become possible when continually modulated by our physical experiences of the material proximities of an epidemic? How do you live with something for a long time

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