Getting rid of patients: contradictions in the socialization of physicians

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Rutgers University Press, 1986 - Social Science - 222 pages
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Sociologist Mizrahi's research was designed to identify the roles that internalized value systems and situational adaptation play in the socialization of physicians. She used questionnaires, observations, and in-depth interviews with internists in a large Southern medical center (SAMS) over a three-year period with a follow-up five years later. The results of this interesting, provocative study indicate that a multitude of factorsthe structure of the health care system, increasing advances in medical technology, pressures generated by the SAMS program itselftend to foster a pronounced dehumanizing of physician-patient relationships. For the intern this influences selection of post-intern career options. Recommended for all medical, upper level academic, and professional attenion.

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Contents

Career and Culture of the House Staff
21
Structural Professional and
43
Calculating the Worth of Patients
69
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