The muddle of medicalization: pathologizing or medicalizing?


Medicalization appears to be an issue that is both ubiquitous and unquestionably problematic as it seems to signal at once a social and existential threat. This perception of medicalization, however, is nothing new. Since the first main writings in the 1960s and 1970s, it has consistently been used to describe inappropriate or abusive instances of medical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11017-017-9414-z


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@article{Sholl2017TheMO, title={The muddle of medicalization: pathologizing or medicalizing?}, author={Jonathan Sholl}, journal={Theoretical medicine and bioethics}, year={2017}, volume={38 4}, pages={265-278} }