Accident and Emergency Department of
pmh, 3
Africa, southern: cancer mortality rates in
vs. North America, 9; cancer rates in,
9; regional healthcare, 175; screening
tests in, 9
African slaves, pain and, 134–35
aids epidemic, 7; care and, 105–6; nurs-
ing and, 68. See also cancer, viral related
aids epidemic in Botswana, 16, 40, 79, 93,
175; biomedical ethics and, 21; devasta-
tion of, 16–17; highest rate of in world,
16; nursing and, 7, 96–97, 105–6
aminopterin, 41
amputation, 56, 85–91
anthropology of value in medicine, 7
anti- emetics, 57
antiretrovirals, 7, 96; in Botswana, 17, 40;
establishment of program of in Bo-
tswana, 17; unaffordability of, 40. See
also cancer, viral related
Aronowitz, Robert, 9
Asad, Talal, 121
asbestos dumps, 49–50
atomic energy, 37
Autobiography of a Face (Grealy), 21
autonomy as progress, 21, 71, 153, 159,
163–64, 166–67
Batswana cancer patients. See pain and
suffering; relationships
Batswana nurses. See nurses and nursing
at pmh
“best practices,” 20
Biehl, João, 41
biomedicine in Africa, 6–7, 19; ethics and,
21; global health approach to, 29–37;
human papilloma virus (hpv) vaccines
and, 33. See also cancer in Africa
biomedicine in Botswana, ethics and, 21.
See also cancer in Botswana; Gaborone
Private Hospital; Princess Marina Hos-
pital; public health system in Botswana
biopsies, 144; needle biopsy, 181
biotechnical embrace, 14
bladder cancer, 9
bodily vulnerability and affliction, 23; so-
matic experiences of cancer symptoms,
55–56. See also pain and suffering
bone- marrow, 67; transplants, 14
botho (African humanism), 93–94, 174
Botswana, 1; antiretroviral availability in,
40; cancer epidemic in, 6; cancer rates
(2002), 9; cancer registry in, 9; caregiv-
ing as reflection of ethos of, 96; child-
birth in, 139–41; collective ethos of,
101–3; colonoscopy clinic in, 43; Dr. P’s
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