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作者 Buchbinder, Mara Helene
書名 Children's Pain and the Ethics of Care
國際標準書號 9781124506319
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說明 312 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-04, Section: A, page: 1346
Advisers: Linda C. Garro; Elinor Ochs
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
Children's Pain and the Ethics of Care examines how care for adolescents with chronic pain is expressed and organized across biomedical, therapeutic, and family settings. Drawing on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in a southern California multidisciplinary pediatric pain program, this dissertation treats care as both a culturally situated moral value and a grounded social practice. Through detailed ethnographic and discourse analysis, it considers how moral values inform caregivers' attitudes and stances toward children's pain and how care is manifested in routine social interactions. More specifically, it uses interview, observational, and naturalistic video data to analyze: (1) how the multidisciplinary clinical team instantiates collaborative care for adolescent patients; (2) how the team socializes adolescents and their families into institutionally organized ideologies and practices concerning pain management; and (3) how families implement care and respond to children's suffering in their everyday lives. The dissertation explores how clinical ideologies and explanatory frameworks work to constitute patients as ethical subjects by endowing chronic pain with a positive moral value. In turn, it describes the ethics Of self-care and caregiving that inform the clinic's approach to pediatric pain management and demonstrates how ideologies of care are implemented, contested, and transformed within individual treatment trajectories. By integrating philosophical perspectives on the ethics of care with fine-grained ethnographic analysis, this dissertation refines formulations of care as a social and moral practice. In doing so, it expands interdisciplinary conversations on the ethics of medicine and contributes to a broader anthropological project that seeks to illuminate the ethics of everyday life
School code: 0031
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-04A
主題 Anthropology, Cultural
Anthropology, Medical and Forensic
Health Sciences, Medical Ethics
Alt Author University of California, Los Angeles
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