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 Charité Berlin
Keywords: hospital, physicians, professionalization, participant observation, qualitative research

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

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Author Biography

Werner Vogd, Charité Berlin
Werner VOGD, Dr. hum. biol., Studium der Biologie, Promotion in der Abteilung Anthropologie der Universität Ulm. Seit Januar 1999 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Charité Berlin im Institut für Medizinische Soziologie des ZHGB (Zentrum der Human und Gesundheitswissenschaften der Berliner Hochschulmedizin).
Published
2002-11-30
Section
Body / Culture / Identity