Review: Rainer Wettreck (1998). "Arzt sein – Mensch bleiben": Eine Qualitative Psychologie des Handelns und Erlebens in der modernen Medizin ["Being a Doctor—Staying Human": A Qualitative Psychology of Acting and Experiencing in Modern Medicine]

Werner Vogd

Abstract


The book "Arzt sein – Mensch bleiben": Eine Qualitative Psychologie des Handelns und Erlebens in der modernen Medizin by Rainer WETTRECK gives a comprehensive description of the conditions under which doctors act professionally at times of death or other difficult decision-making events. Observational notes made in hospital settings and interviews with physicians from various disciplines form the basis of the book. The leading categories that inform the analysis are the depersonalizing "medical gaze" and the "doctor's view" that integrates the biographical and the personal.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204240

Keywords


hospital; physicians; professionalization; participant observation; qualitative research



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-3.4.813

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