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Medical sociology books

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Person-centred Primary Care Searching for the Self by Christopher Dowrick Person-centred Primary Care Searching for the Self

Primary care, grounded in the provision of continuous comprehensive person-centred care, is of paramount importance in the delivery of accessible and effective health care around the world. The central notion of person-centred care, however, relies on often-unexamined concepts of self,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Syphilis and Subjectivity From the Victorians to the Present by Megan Nixon Syphilis and Subjectivity From the Victorians to the Present

This book demystifies the cultural work of syphilis from the late nineteenth century to the present. By interrogating the motivations that engender habits of belief, thought, and conduct regarding the disease and notions of the self, this interdisciplinary volume investigates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

Emotions and Reflexivity in Health and Social Care Field Research by Helen T. Allan Emotions and Reflexivity in Health and Social Care Field Research

This book is about emotions and reflexivity when doing field research in health and social care settings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/11/2017

The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe An Examination of Policy Processes, Motivations, and Implementations in Four Countries by Alexander Haarmann The Evolution and Everyday Practice of Collective Patient Involvement in Europe An Examination of Policy Processes, Motivations, and Implementations in Four Countries

This timely study analyzes social, economic, political, provider, and patient factors shaping collective patient involvement in European health care from the postwar period to the present day. Examining representative countries England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden, it documents the roles...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Music, Health and Wellbeing Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice by Naomi (Griffith University, Australia) Sunderland Music, Health and Wellbeing Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice
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This book explores the power music has to address health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Global Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies by Aditya Bharadwaj Global Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies

This book takes as its point of departure a humble cell lying on the intersection of ideas as diverse and yet interlaced as life, knowledge, commerce, governance, and ethics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Health, Technologies, and Politics in Post-Soviet Settings Navigating Uncertainties by Olga Zvonareva Health, Technologies, and Politics in Post-Soviet Settings Navigating Uncertainties

This book uses a variety of empirical cases on topics including drug development, egg donation, and governance of healthcare facilities, to investigate how actors navigate the uncertainties that permeate the interfaces of health, technologies, and politics in post-Soviet settings and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Care in Healthcare Reflections on Theory and Practice by Franziska Krause Care in Healthcare Reflections on Theory and Practice

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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Transnationalising Reproduction Third Party Conception in a Globalised World by Roisin Ryan-Flood Transnationalising Reproduction Third Party Conception in a Globalised World

This book about 'third party conception' (gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy arrangements) will provide an original and timely contribution to work on assisted reproduction. Third party conception is a growing phenomenon and provokes a burgeoning range of ethical, legal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2018

: Private Risks and Public Dangers (1992) by Stephen Platt : Private Risks and Public Dangers (1992)

Private Risk and Public Dangers is comprised of a collection of chapters which were originally papers presented in the 1991 British Sociological Association Conference on Health and Society, and they address a range of private risks and public dangers. Issues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

: Locating Health (1993) Sociological and Historical Explorations by Stephen Platt : Locating Health (1993) Sociological and Historical Explorations

Originally presented as papers in the 1991 British Sociological Association Conference on Health and Society, Locating Health represents a valuable addition to the `health inequalities' debate by extending our gaze beyond the traditional locations to include place, consumption and lifestyle....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Other books in this genre

The Sociology of the Health Service by Michael Bury The Sociology of the Health Service

The Sociology of the Health Service responds directly to the need to develop a sociological analysis of current health policy. Topics covered vary from privatisation and health service management to health education and the politics of professional power. Also included...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Painscapes Communicating Pain by E. J. Gonzalez-Polledo Painscapes Communicating Pain

This book brings into dialogue approaches from anthropology, sociology, visual art, theatre, and literature to question what kinds of relations, frames and politics constitute pain across disciplines and methodologies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Organizing Patient Safety Failsafe Fantasies and Pragmatic Practices by Kirstine Zinck Pedersen Organizing Patient Safety Failsafe Fantasies and Pragmatic Practices

Built on presuppositions about failsafe system-design, risk elimination, and human fallibility, the patient safety programme introduces new problems and safety threats in clinical practice by devaluing practical forms of reasoning and the trained safety dispositions of clinicians.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Researching Quality in Care Transitions International Perspectives by Karina Aase Researching Quality in Care Transitions International Perspectives

The organization and accomplishment of high quality care transitions relies upon the coordination of multiple professionals, working within and across multiple care processes, settings and organizations, each with their own distinct ways of working, profile of resources, and modes of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Stigma Syndemics New Directions in Biosocial Health by Bayla Ostrach Stigma Syndemics New Directions in Biosocial Health

Stigma Syndemics explores the linkages of social stigmatization, structural conditions, and how these societal forces affect human health. The authors examine new areas in which biosocial health can be better understood by looking at how social and biological interactions are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Quantified Lives and Vital Data Exploring Health and Technology through Personal Medical Devices by Rebecca Lynch Quantified Lives and Vital Data Exploring Health and Technology through Personal Medical Devices

Such relationships are increasingly mediated through particular medical technologies, drawn together by the authors as `personal medical devices' (PMDs) - devices that are attached to, worn by, interacted with, or carried by individuals for the purposes of generating biomedical data...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Social Determinants of Health Looking Upstream by Kathryn Strother Ratcliff The Social Determinants of Health Looking Upstream

This timely book takes seriously the idea of understanding how our social world and not individual responsibility or the healthcare system is the primary determinant of our health.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Social Determinants of Health Looking Upstream by Kathryn Strother Ratcliff The Social Determinants of Health Looking Upstream

This timely book takes seriously the idea of understanding how our social world and not individual responsibility or the healthcare system is the primary determinant of our health.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Health and Health Care Concerns among Women and Racial and Ethnic Minorities by Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld Health and Health Care Concerns among Women and Racial and Ethnic Minorities

This volume covers macro- and micro-level issues involving health and health care concerns for women, and racial and ethnic minorities. The book includes an examination of health and health care issues of patients/providers of care especially those related to concerns...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing by Kathleen Galvin Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing

The Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing Research explores established conceptualisations of wellbeing, providing an overview of the key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Healthy Volunteers in Commercial Clinical Drug Trials When Human Beings Become Guinea Pigs by Shadreck Mwale Healthy Volunteers in Commercial Clinical Drug Trials When Human Beings Become Guinea Pigs

This book provides a richly detailed contribution to the understanding of healthy volunteer experiences in clinical drug trials in the UK.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

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