Medicine and place: an inquiry.

Title

Medicine and place: an inquiry.

Creator

Aultman Julie M; Wear Delese

Publisher

Perspectives in biology and medicine

Date

2006
1905-06

Description

This essay explores the various places inhabited by doctors and patients, in order to lead doctors to a more complex understanding of their patients' experiences of illness. Using Adam Haslett's "The Good Doctor" (2002), we examine what happens when doctors enter the worlds of their patients, both the literal landscapes of their patients' homes and the hidden landscapes of their minds. We illustrate the impact place has on doctors' understanding of their patients and on the patients' attitudes toward their illness. In addition, we examine how place informs readers' perceptions of both the coherence and the divide between the worlds of doctor and patient.

Subject

Humans; *Attitude of Health Personnel; Physician's Role; Physicians/*psychology; *Medicine in Literature; *Physician-Patient Relations; Medical; Sociology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

84–98

Issue

1

Volume

49

Citation

Aultman Julie M; Wear Delese, “Medicine and place: an inquiry.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4930.

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