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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
 

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.

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ISBN 9781138339071
Barcode 9781138339071
Release Date 1 September 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ushiyama, Miho
Series Routledge-Wias Interdisciplinary Studies
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ISBN-13 9781138339071
ISBN-10 1138339075
Stock Release date is 1 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release 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 160
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey 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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