Health And The Media

Author: Clive Seale
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405112444
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This book is a collection of the best contemporary studies on health and the media. A collection of the best contemporary studies on health and the media. Brings together perspectives from media studies and medical sociology. Illuminates the influence that the mass media have on health beliefs and behaviour, and on health care practices and policy-making. Covers previously neglected areas, such as the role of the Internet, studies of production and reception, and the reporting of health care policies. Points the way forward for future developments in this exciting new field.

Health And The Sociology Of Emotions

Author: Veronica James
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631203513
File Size: 67,99 MB
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Health and the Sociology of Emotions offers an appraisal of the current lively debates which challenge the contribution of the sociology of emotion to health, and of sociology of health and illness to a sociological understanding of emotion.

Ageing Dementia And The Social Mind

Author: Paul Higgs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119397871
File Size: 68,34 MB
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A groundbreaking exploration of the sociology of dementia — with contributions from distinguished international scholars and practitioners. Organised around the four themes of personhood, care, social representations and social differentiation, Ageing, Dementia and the Social Mind provides a critical look at how modern concepts and assumptions regarding dementia can benefit from sociology and other disciplines. This collection addresses the gaps in our sociological knowledge of dementia and provides a forum for the development of new themes and perspectives within the health social sciences. This important work breaks new ground in giving specific attention to the social and cultural dimensions of responses to dementia. A valuable and long overdue addition to the literature on medical sociology, Ageing, Dementia and the Social Mind will undoubtedly have broad international appeal to academics, researchers and higher-level students of gerontology, health, nursing and social work, as well as those employed within social and health care.

The Sociology Of Medical Science And Technology

Author: Mary Ann Elston
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631204473
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Contributors examine the relationship between science and clinical practice; the development, assessment and regulation of health care technologies; and the implications of the 'new genetics'.

The Sociology Of Healthcare Safety And Quality

Author: Davina Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119276349
File Size: 70,19 MB
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The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality presents a series of research-informed readings on the sociological contributions of technologies, practices, experiences, and organizational quality and safety across a range of healthcare contexts. Represents the first collection of peer-reviewed research articles showcasing ways that sociology can contribute to the ongoing policy concern of healthcare safety and quality Features original contributions from leading experts in healthcare related fields from three continents Reveals the state-of-the art in sociological analyses of contemporary healthcare safety and quality along with future directions in the field Offers sociological insights from the perspectives of managers, clinicians, and patients

Medicine Health And Risk

Author: Jonathan Gabe
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631194842
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The sociology of risk has only recently started to influence work in the area of health, illness and medicine and has considerable explanatory potential. Medicine, Health and Risk d illustrates the value of this approach by providing case studies and overviews of health risks from medical interventions, occupational practices, social and domestic life and environmental hazards.


Author: Anna Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317368185
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Online genetic testing services are increasingly being offered to consumers who are becoming exposed to, and knowledgeable about, new kinds of genetic technologies, as the launch of a 23andme genetic testing product in the UK testifies. Genetic research breakthroughs, cheek swabbing forensic pathologists and celebrities discovering their ancestral roots are littered throughout the North American, European and Australasian media landscapes. Genetic testing is now capturing the attention, and imagination, of hundreds of thousands of people who can not only buy genetic tests online, but can also go online to find relatives, share their results with strangers, sign up for personal DNA-based musical scores, and take part in research. This book critically examines this market of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing from a social science perspective, asking, what happens when genetics goes online? With a focus on genetic testing for disease, the book is about the new social arrangements which emerge when a traditionally clinical practice (genetic testing) is taken into new spaces (the internet). It examines the intersections of new genetics and new media by drawing from three different fields: internet studies; the sociology of health; and science and technology studies. While there has been a surge of research activity concerning DTC genetic testing, particularly in sociology, ethics and law, this is the first scholarly monograph on the topic, and the first book which brings together the social study of genetics and the social study of digital technologies. This book thus not only offers a new overview of this field, but also offers a unique contribution by attending to the digital, and by drawing upon empirical examples from our own research of DTC genetic testing websites (using online methods) and in-depth interviews in the United Kingdom with people using healthcare services.

From Health Behaviours To Health Practices

Author: Simon Cohn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118898397
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Originally published as Volume 26, issue 2 of The Sociology of Health & Illness.

Health Culture And Society

Author: Elizabeth Ettorre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319607863
File Size: 44,41 MB
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This book traces the history of formative, enduring concepts, foundational in the development of the health disciplines. It explores existing literature, and subsequent contested applications. Feminist legacies are discussed with a clear message that early sociological and anthropological theories and debates remain valuable to scholars today. Chapters cover historical events and cultural practices from the standpoint of ‘difference’; formulate theories about the emergence of social issues and problems and discuss health and illness in light of cultural values and practices, social conditions, embodiment and emotions. This collection will be of great value to scholars of biomedicine, health and gender.

The Medicalization Of Society

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801892349
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This thought-provoking study offers valuable insight into not only how medicalization got to this point but how it may continue to evolve.