Medicalization has been a process articulated primarily by social scientists, historians, and cultural critics. Comparatively little is written about the role of bioethics in appraising medicalization as a social process. The authors consider what medicalization means, its definition, functions, and criteria for assessment. A series of brief case sketches illustrate how bioethics can contribute to the analysis and public policy discussion of medicalization.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
Can medicalization be good? Situating medicalization within bioethics. / Sadler, John Z.; Jotterand, Fabrice; Lee, Simon Craddock; Inrig, Stephen.In: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 30, No. 6, 12.2009, p. 411-425.
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