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Reading Sensations: Understanding the Process of Distinguishing `Fine' from `Sick'
  • M. Hay
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Transcultural psychiatry
  • 1 June 2008
Sensations form the bases of our recognition that we are well, or, alternatively, that something is wrong. What is the process which transforms a sensation into a symptom? In this article, I draw onExpand
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Prepared patients: internet information seeking by new rheumatology patients.
OBJECTIVE To investigate to what extent and why new rheumatology patients access medical information online prior to first appointments and secondarily to ask whether they discuss information gainedExpand
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Harnessing experience: exploring the gap between evidence-based medicine and clinical practice.
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES There is mounting evidence of a gap between Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) and physician clinical practice, in part because EBM is averaged global evidence gathered fromExpand
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Why Patients Go Online: Multiple Sclerosis, the Internet, and Physician-Patient Communication
Background:The online information seeking of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, their reasons for doing so, and its importance for physician-patient communication have not been described.Expand
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What ever happened to N-of-1 trials? Insiders' perspectives and a look to the future.
CONTEXT When feasible, randomized, blinded single-patient (n-of-1) trials are uniquely capable of establishing the best treatment in an individual patient. Despite early enthusiasm, by the turn ofExpand
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Suffering in a productive world: Chronic illness, visibility, and the space beyond agency
Is coping with illness really a matter of agency? Drawing on ethnographic research among people with rheumatological and neurological chronic diseases in the United States, I argue that patients’Expand
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Dying mothers: Maternal mortality in rural Indonesia
The Safe Motherhood Initiative was adopted by the World Health Organization to decrease the high rates of maternal mortality in developing countries. Towards this goal, various studies identified aExpand
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Remembering to Live: Illness at the Intersection of Anxiety and Knowledge in Rural Indonesia
Sasaks, a people of the Indonesian archipelago, cope with one of the country's worst health records by employing various medical traditions, including their own secret ethnomedical knowledge. ButExpand
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Marketing therapeutic precision: Potential facilitators and barriers to adoption of n-of-1 trials.
BACKGROUND N-of-1 trials may enhance therapeutic precision by predicting the long-term effectiveness of medical treatment on an individual basis. However, the n-of-1 approach has gained littleExpand
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Working the Waiting Room: Managing Fear, Hope, and Rage at the Clinic Gate
In this article, we outline the contrasting perspectives of patients and receptionists and the different ways they experience waiting rooms in three U.S. medical clinics. We are doing this to showExpand
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