Illness in the Academy: A Collection of Pathographies by Academics
Genre: Anthology (Mixed Genres)
- Willms, Janice
- Date of entry: May-27-2008
This is a collection of approximately 45 pathographies-essays, memoirs, biography, autobiography, poems, and reflections on illness experiences -grouped loosely into four categories of related subject matter. These categories are: Illness and Identity: Dynamics of Self and Family; Concealing Illness, Performing Health; Agency and Advocacy; Medicine at the Margins. The majority of the pieces are written by non-health care academics about their experiences with a wide variety of illnesses. A few have been written by or with health care professionals.
Purdue University Press
West Lafayette, Indiana
Kimberly R. Myers