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Medical sociology books

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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: 15/09/2017

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

This book is concerned with the complexities of achieving quality in care transitions. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

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

This book examines the organizational consequences of the recent international preoccupation with managing patient safety in the clinic. Built on presuppositions about failsafe system-design, risk elimination, and human fallibility, the patient safety programme introduces new problems and safety threats in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

Music, Health and Wellbeing Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice by Naomi Sunderland Music, Health and Wellbeing Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice

This book explores the power music has to address health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing. It examines music participation as a determinant of wellbeing and as a transformative tool to impact on wider social, cultural and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

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

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

This book raises questions about the changing relationships between technology, people and health. It examines the accelerating pace of technological development and a general shift to personalized, patient-led medicine. Such relationships are increasingly mediated through particular medical technologies, drawn together...
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

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. Contemporary society, especially the West, has seen a significant increase in the production and use of pharmaceutical products, particularly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

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Critical Pedagogy in Nursing Transformational Approaches to Nurse Education in a Globalized World by Sue Dyson Critical Pedagogy in Nursing Transformational Approaches to Nurse Education in a Globalized World

This book explores the academic processes of nursing education in times of uncertainty around healthcare policy and healthcare provision. Grounded in research examining current theory, policy and culture around nursing pedagogy, Sue Dyson addresses the core issues facing nurses today...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Painscapes Framing Pain Communication by E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo Painscapes Framing Pain Communication

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. Each chapter offers a unique window onto the notoriously difficult problem...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing by John Patrick Abraham, Rachel Ballinger Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing
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Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks is a case study of changes in drug testing since the late 1990s, specifically geneticization of carcinogenic risk assessment and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Radically new ways of determining whether medical drugs might cause cancer have been established...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

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. Areas addressed include dementia...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

When role-play comes alive A Theory and Practice by Paul Heinrich When role-play comes alive A Theory and Practice

This book harnesses the theory and practice of dramatic arts for the applied use in communication education. It introduces readers to educational role-play and how to use it, arguing that complete immersion is crucial to successful learning. Educational role-play sprang...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

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. It seeks to deepen the understanding of stem cell entities and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Sociomedical Health Indicators by Jack Elinson, Athilia E. Siegmann Sociomedical Health Indicators
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Includes a series of fact-filled articles aimed at replacing blind faith in the effectiveness of health services with objective standards for health care delivery. This title is intended for various health care practitioners.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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: 11/11/2017

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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: 15/08/2017

Dementia and Literature Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Tess Maginess Dementia and Literature Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread 'problem', 'tragedy' or 'burden' and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

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: 14/08/2017

Bodies Across Borders The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals by Dr. Beth Greenhough, Isabel Dyck Bodies Across Borders The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals
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Historically organised at a local or national scale, the fields of medicine and healthcare are being radically transformed by new communication, transport and biotechnologies creating, in the process, a genuinely globalised sphere of biomedical production and consumption. This emerging market...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Achieving Access Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism by Joseph Harris Achieving Access Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism


Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Achieving Access Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism by Joseph Harris Achieving Access Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

The Politics of Drugs Perceptions, Power and Policies by Susanne MacGregor The Politics of Drugs Perceptions, Power and Policies

This book explores the complexities of drugs policy in Britain, contradicting the over simplified representation found in the public sphere. It focuses on developments in Britain since the Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971, covering debates at national level and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Inevitable Hour A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America by Emily K. Abel The Inevitable Hour A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America

A frank portrayal of the medical care of dying people past and present, The Inevitable Hour helps to explain why a movement to restore dignity to the dying arose in the early 1970s and why its goals have been so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017

Interdisciplinarity and Well-Being A Critical Realist General Theory of Interdisciplinarity by Prof. Roy Bhaskar, Berth Danermark, Leigh Price Interdisciplinarity and Well-Being A Critical Realist General Theory of Interdisciplinarity
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In this book, the authors provide a much-needed general theory of interdisciplinarity and relate it to health/wellbeing research and professional practice. In so doing they make it possible for practitioners of the different disciplines to communicate without contradiction or compromise,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2017

Revisiting the Self Social Science Perspectives by Charalambos (Panteion University, Greece) Tsekeris Revisiting the Self Social Science Perspectives
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Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self - that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

Autobiography of a Disease by Patrick (University of California, San Diego) Anderson Autobiography of a Disease
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Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author's sudden and catastrophic collapse into a coma and long hospitalization thirteen years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

Autobiography of a Disease by Patrick (University of California, San Diego) Anderson Autobiography of a Disease
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Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author's sudden and catastrophic collapse into a coma and long hospitalization thirteen years...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health by Nora J. Kenworthy HIV Scale-Up and the Politics of Global Health

The global expansion of HIV programming (HIV scale-up ) and the growth of global health in the past decade reshaped politics, power, civic relations, and citizen subjectivities in countries across the globe. This book draws on interdisciplinary research from numerous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Reproduktion Und Selektion Gesellschaftliche Implikationen Der Praimplantationsdiagnostik by Thomas Lemke Reproduktion Und Selektion Gesellschaftliche Implikationen Der Praimplantationsdiagnostik


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2017

Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy Listening to Marginalised Voices by Nicole Matthews, Naomi Sunderland Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy Listening to Marginalised Voices
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As digital life stories continue to assume more and more significance across a range of institutions, so too does their potential to bring into focus once marginalised and neglected voices. Breaking new ground by reframing multimedia life stories as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2017

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