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Catastrophe, Caregiving and Today’s Biomedicine

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 2008

Arthur Kleinman
Department of Anthropology, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138USA E-mail:
Bridget Hanna
Department of Anthropology, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138USA E-mail:
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Many factors, including the increasing commercialization of biomedicine, have caused medical practice to be increasingly divorced from the practice of caregiving. In this article, the authors argue that the two must be reunited in multiple ways if we are to have a just and compassionate healthcare and medical practice.

Copyright © London School of Economics and Political Science 2008

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