Medicalisation reconsidered: Toward a collaborative approach to care

  • Broom D
  • Woodward R
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Abstract

The concept of 'medicalisation'has informed the sociology of health and illness for several decades. Typically, it has been discussed with critical connotations, although some commentators have suggested that it is not unequivocally negative. This paper seeks to ...

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  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic illness
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical dominance
  • Medical uncertainty
  • Medicalisation

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Authors

  • Dorothy H. Broom

  • Roslyn V. Woodward

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