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Putting a Name to It, second edition

Diagnosis in Contemporary Society

Outlines how the social dimensions of medical diagnosis can deepen our understanding of health.

Diagnosis is central to medicine. It creates order, explains illness, identifies treatments, and predicts outcomes. In Putting a Name to It, Annemarie Jutel presents medical diagnosis as more than a mere clinical tool, but as a social phenomenon with the potential to deepen our understanding of health, illness, and disease.

Jutel outlines how the sociology of diagnosis should function by situating it within the broader discipline, laying out the directions it should explore, and discussing how the classification of illness and the framing of diagnosis relate to social status and order. This second edition provides important updates to the groundbreaking first edition by incorporating new research that demonstrates how the social nature of diagnosis is just as important as the clinical. It includes new perspectives on diagnostic recognition, diagnostic coding, lay diagnosis, crowdsourced diagnosis, algorithmic diagnosis, diagnostic exploitation, diagnostic systems, stigmatizing diagnosis, and contested diagnosis. The new edition also features a case study of COVID-19 from a critical sociological perspective and a new conclusion.

Both a challenge and a call to arms, Putting a Name to It is a lucid, persuasive argument for formalizing, professionalizing, and advancing long-standing practice. Jutel's innovative, open approach and engaging arguments illustrate how diagnoses have the power to legitimize our medical ailments—and stigmatize them.

About the Author

Annemarie Jutel (WELLINGTON, NZ) is a professor of health and an associate dean at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of Diagnosis: Truths and Tales.

Endorsements

"What is diagnosis? An answer, a process, a blessing, a curse, a starting point, an end point? Annemarie Jutel's updated Putting a Name to It is an invaluable guide to understanding diagnosis as a social creation with an immense impact on patients and families. If you are looking for a diagnosis, or involved in making them, this is a MUST read!"

- Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP, founder and president emeritus, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine; professor emeritus, Stony Brook University

"As the leading scholar in the sociology of diagnosis, Annemarie Jutel shows how the act of naming a specific disease ripples through individual and social lives, transforming a status quo into a new reality. The book is thoughtful and critical, an analytical invitation to explore the ultimate power move of medicine: defining what ails you."

- Stefan Timmermans, UCLA
Johns Hopkins University Press
second edition
2011
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Diagnosis

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Putting a Name to It

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Social Issues in Diagnosis

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Mar 2014 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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