This paper examines the discourse of oncologists treating cancer in a provincial capital of southern Mexico.
Based on an analysis of both formal interviews and observations of everyday clinical practice, it examines a set of narrative themes they used to maintain a sense of professionalism and possibility as they endeavored to apply a highly technologically dependent biomedical model in a resource-poor context.
They moved between coexisting narrative frameworks as they addressed their formidable problems of translating between theory and practice.
In a biomedical narrative frame, they drew on biomedical theory to produce a model of cellular dysfunction and of clinical intervention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cancérologie, Tumeur maligne, Maladie, Représentation mentale, Narration, Cognition, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Mexique, Milieu culturel, Adulte, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cancerology, Malignant tumor, Disease, Mental representation, Narrative, Cognition, Professional practice, Physician, Mexico, Cultural environment, Adult, Central America, America, Human
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