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Dangerous Diagnostics The Social Power of Biological Information  With a New Preface cover
  • ISBN: 9780226571294
  • ISBN10: 0226571297

Dangerous Diagnostics the Social Power of Biological Information With a New Preface

by Dorothy Nelkin

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1994
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Preface to the 1994 Edition Preface Chapter 1. The New Diagnostics The Cultural Appeal of Testing Metaphors of the Body and Mind Institutional Uses of Tests Chapter 2. Defining Diagnosis The Uses of Diagnosis Research Developments and Diagnostic Trends Commercial Development Chapter 3. Interpreting Tests Interpretive Assumptions Reliability of Tests Beyond the Clinical Context Chapter 4. Diagnosis in the Health Care System Pressures on the Health Care Delivery System The Changing Structure of Health Care Delivery Litigation Existing Strategies to Meet Institutional Needs Restricting Access Efficiency Techniques: Algorithms Using Consulting Psychiatrists The Use of New Diagnostic Technologies Genetic Testing and Counseling Psychiatric Evaluations and the Definition of "Normal Behavior" Patient Profiling and the Use of Tests for Economic Testing The Growth of Medical Control Chapter 5. Testing in the Workplace: Predicting Performance and Health Pressures on the Firm The Company as Insurer Strategies Placing Responsibility on the Worker Empowering Corporate Medical Services Predicting Proneness to Disease Excluding People from Work New Biological Testing Techniques Chromosomal Monitoring Genetic Screening Genetic Struggles Chapter 6. The Schools: Testing for Learning Problems Social Pressures on the Schools Accountability Meeting Legislative Demands Current Strategies Standardized Tests Prescribing Drugs Emerging Biological Explanations and Diagnostic Advances Classification and Control Chapter 7. The Medical Empowering of Legal Institutions Pressures and Demands Defining Criminal Responsibility: The Insanity Defense Assuring Efficiency: Administrative Strains on the Courts Existing Strategies Medicalization The Search for Scientific Evidence New Technologies and Future Developments Chapter 8. Social Control Through Biological Tests Institutional Conformity and the Use of Tests Professionals as Institutional Agents Biological Discrimination Glossary Notes Index
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