Definition of pathography in US English:



  • The study of the life of an individual or the history of a community with regard to the influence of a particular disease or psychological disorder.

    ‘pathography is a psychoanalytic approach to the realm of art that depends on detailed knowledge of an artist's personal life history’
    count noun ‘in representing the relationship between her illness and her art, I have attempted to avoid the perspective of a pathography’
    • ‘In this regard, the patient pathography is proposed as an additional or alternative patient-data collection method.’
    • ‘At Auburn University two courses have introduced students to the concept of medical histories, the patient pathography, patient interviewing and practice with real patients.’
    • ‘In essence, the patient pathography can be utilized to assist pharmacists in achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes.’
    • ‘Although students gathered data for both the pathography and medical history; they were directed to only report the data from the patient's perspective.’
    • ‘In this article, the authors advocate the use of the patient pathography as an additional or alternative teaching tool for the medical history record.’