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Incorporating Patient Knowledge in Japan and the UK: A Study of Eczema and the Steroid Controversy

Incorporating Patient Knowledge in Japan and the UK: A Study of Eczema and the Steroid Controversy (Hardback)

By Ushiyama, Miho

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Since the turn of the millennium the potential for patients' knowledge to contribute to medical knowledge has been increasingly recognised by medical sociologists and anthropologists. Where previously such knowledge may have been written off as beliefs and assumed to be inaccurat... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138339071
Barcode 9781138339071
Published 1 September 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge-Wias Interdisciplinary Studies
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ISBN-13 9781138339071
ISBN-10 1138339075
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Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 1 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ushiyama, Miho
Series Routledge-Wias Interdisciplinary Studies
Category Sociology, Social Studies
Social Institutions
Illness & Addiction: Social Aspects
Medicine: General Issues
Medical Ethics
Alternative Therapies, Healing & Health
Number of Pages 140
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 449g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Patient participation - Great Britain, Patient participation - Japan, Physician and patient - Great Britain, Physician and patient - Japan, Eczema - Treatment
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 610.696
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Since the turn of the millennium the potential for patients' knowledge to contribute to medical knowledge has been increasingly recognised by medical sociologists and anthropologists. Where previously such knowledge may have been written off as beliefs and assumed to be inaccurate when it contradicted established medical science, it is increasingly recognised that patients - especially those with chronic conditions - can add a valuable perspective to the clinical knowledge of medical professionals. Sometimes this means working together to reassess treatment priorities, other times it may mean a patient-led movement to influence the direction of new research, based on patients' experiences. Ushiyama takes the case of eczema (atopic dermatitis) - a chronic condition with a history of patient-led controversy over treatment methods - as a case study in how patient knowledge has come to affect change in medical practice. Comparing ethnographic fieldwork from Japan and the UK, she builds a complex picture of the differences in approach to treatment in light of attitudes to patients' knowledge.

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Author's Bio

Miho Ushiyama is a lecturer at the Department of Human Relations, Faculty of Human Relations, Otsuma Women's University, Japan.

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