The Practice of Uncertainty: Voices of Physicians and Patients in Medical Malpractice Claims

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INDEX
Abrahams, Dr., 58-59
Addison, Mr., 118
Allopathic physician(s), 2; professional dominance and, 5-7; medical licensure, 7
Alternative medicine, 174
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 157
American Medical Association (AMA): founding of, 6-7; creation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and, 26; decline in membership, 173
American Medical International (AMI), 27-28
Ancillary medical services, commercialization and physician investment in, 85-86
Anesthesia, 6
Anger, malpractice compensation and, 156. See also Claimant(s), anger; Physician(s), anger
Anonymous letter, 17-19
Anorexia nervosa, 183
Attorneys' Accountability Act, 164
Avoidance of patients, 89. See also Marginalization
Babcock v. Jackson, 36
Bauman, Ms., 105
Becker, Howard, 91
Berkowitz, Edward and Kim McQuaid, 165-66
Binding arbitration, 175-76
Biomedical model of medicine, 11, 19, 131, 182
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, creation of, 26
Boyd, Dr., 92, 94, 125-26, 132, 134
Brennan, Troyen, 53
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 23 n.24
Burstin, Helen, 115
Calvinist doctrine, 190
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), 181
Catholic church ( 1600s), 190
Challenger explosion, 194-95

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xv
  • People Interviewed xvii
  • Notes xxiii
  • 1 - Historical and Social Background 1
  • 2 - Setting the Contemporary Stage 25
  • Notes 43
  • 3 - System Accidents 49
  • Notes 66
  • 4 - Uncertainty -- Which Diagnosis and Treatment? 69
  • Summary 81
  • 5 - We Were Going to Be Society's Heroes 83
  • Summary and Discussion 98
  • 6 - Am I the Same? 103
  • 7 - Gender and Telling the Story 123
  • Summary 144
  • 8 - The Defense of Wealth 147
  • Notes 168
  • 9 - Implications 171
  • Notes 196
  • Appendix - Theory and Method 199
  • Notes 208
  • Bibliography 211
  • Index 225
  • About the Author 231
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