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Trade Union Strategies against Healthcare Marketization

Trade Union Strategies against Healthcare Marketization

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jennie Auffenberg
July 23, 2021

Marketization in the healthcare sector affects the quality and delivery of care, as well as healthcare workers’ working conditions. Based on a comparison of England and Germany, along with an in-depth case study looking at New York, USA, this volume examines how trade unions respond to ...

Professional Identity in the Caring Professions Meaning, Measurement and Mastery

Professional Identity in the Caring Professions: Meaning, Measurement and Mastery

1st Edition

Edited By Roger Ellis, Elaine Hogard
December 30, 2020

Professional identity is a central topic in all courses of professional training and educators must decide what kind of identity they hope their students will develop, as well as think about how they can recruit for, facilitate and assess this development. This unique book explores professional ...

Illuminating The Dark Side of Occupation International Perspectives from Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Illuminating The Dark Side of Occupation: International Perspectives from Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecca Twinley
October 18, 2020

This innovative volume introduces Twinley’s concept of ‘The Dark Side of Occupation’. Focused on less explored and under-addressed occupations, it is an idea which challenges traditional assumptions around the positive, beneficial, health-promoting relationship between occupation and health. ...

Negotiating Ageing Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life

Negotiating Ageing: Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life

1st Edition

By Simon Biggs
September 11, 2019

The world is growing older and this is a historically unprecedented phenomenon. Negotiating such change, personally, socially and for governments and international organisations requires an act of cultural adaptation. Two key questions arise: What is the purpose of a long life? and How do we adapt ...

Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management

Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management

1st Edition

Edited By Mathias Ericson, Ulf Mellström
August 27, 2019

The overarching mission of the rescue services comprises three main areas of responsibility: protection against disasters and accidents; crisis management; and civil defence. This mission covers a long chain of obligations in trying to improve societal prevention capabilities and manage threats, ...

A New Ethic of 'Older' Subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization

A New Ethic of 'Older': Subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization

1st Edition

By Bridget Garnham
July 05, 2019

Through its themes of subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization this book critically examines the cultural constraints and incitements that shape the practice of cosmetic surgery by older people. The book problematizes anti-ageing discourses to provide a nuanced descriptive, ethical, and ...

Digital Technologies and Generational Identity ICT Usage Across the Life Course

Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course

1st Edition

Edited By Sakari Taipale, Terhi-Anna Wilska, Chris Gilleard
May 20, 2019

The short lifetime of digital technologies means that generational identities are difficult to establish around any particular technologies let alone around more far-reaching socio-technological ‘revolutions’. Examining the consumption and use of digital technologies throughout the stages of human ...

Social Theory and Nursing

Social Theory and Nursing

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Lipscomb
May 20, 2019

Despite noteworthy exceptions, nursing’s literature largely disregards the ways in which social and sociological theory permeates, guides and shapes research, education, and practice. Likewise, social theory’s ability to position nursing within wider structures of healthcare and educational ...

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care

1st Edition

By Marita Nordhaug
May 07, 2019

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care examines the conflicting normative claims of partiality and impartiality in nursing care, looking in depth at how to reconcile reasonable concerns for one particular patient with equally important concerns for the maximisation of health-related welfare for all...

Living with Mental Disorder Insights from Qualitative Research

Living with Mental Disorder: Insights from Qualitative Research

1st Edition

By Jacqueline Corcoran
October 18, 2018

This evidence-based text puts a human face on mental disorders, illuminating the lived experience of people with mental health difficulties and their caregivers. Systematically reviewing the qualitative research conducted on living with a mental disorder, this text coalesces a large body of ...

Loss, Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System

Loss, Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System

1st Edition

Edited By Sue Read, Sotirios Santatzoglou, Anthony Wrigley
April 05, 2018

Life is characterised by movement, change and development, including transitions, losses and grief. People experiencing loss must learn to accommodate it and, sometimes, relearn new roles. Whether the offender is accommodating general loss (such as transition), the loss of others or facing their ...

Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare Policy, Practice and Moral Formation

Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation

1st Edition

Edited By Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern, Andrew Papanikitas
January 25, 2018

How does the market affect and redefine healthcare? The marketisation of Western healthcare systems has now proceeded well into its fourth decade. But the nature and meaning of the phenomenon has become increasingly opaque amidst changing discourses, policies and institutional structures. Moreover,...

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