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Digital Transformations in Care for Older People Critical Perspectives

Digital Transformations in Care for Older People: Critical Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Helena Hirvonen, Mia Tammelin, Riitta Hänninen, Eveline J.M. Wouters
November 30, 2021

The book investigates digitalisation in care for older people by giving insight into service users’ and professionals’ opportunities to digital agency in the context of European welfare states. With a focus on service users and providers experiences of digital care, the contributions address the ...

Public Discourse and Health Policies The Price of Health in Contemporary Italy

Public Discourse and Health Policies: The Price of Health in Contemporary Italy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Nicoletta Bosco
November 30, 2021

The questions addressed in the book revolve around the public nature of health as an asset and the rights associated with it, by drawing attention to sociology’s role in shedding light on current dynamics and understanding how they may change in the future. In the field of public health, ...

Dying in a Transhumanist and Posthuman Society

Dying in a Transhumanist and Posthuman Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Panagiotis Pentaris
November 26, 2021

Exploring both the intrapersonal (moral) and interpersonal (ethical) nature of death and dying in the context of their development (philosophical), Dying in a Transhumanist and Posthuman Society shows how death and dying have been and will continue to be governed in any given society. Drawing on ...

Weight Bias in Health Education Critical Perspectives for Pedagogy and Practice

Weight Bias in Health Education: Critical Perspectives for Pedagogy and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Heather A Brown, Nancy Ellis-Ordway
September 30, 2021

Weight stigma is so pervasive in our culture that it is often unnoticed, along with the harm that it causes. Health care is rife with anti-fat bias and discrimination against fat people, which compromises care and influences the training of new practitioners. This book explores how this happens ...

Conflict of Interest and Medicine Knowledge, Practices, and Mobilizations

Conflict of Interest and Medicine: Knowledge, Practices, and Mobilizations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Boris Hauray, Henri Boullier, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Hélène Michel
September 06, 2021

In the context of a growing criticism on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on physicians, scientists, or politicians, Conflict of Interest and Medicine offers a comprehensive analysis of the conflict of interest in medicine anchored in the social sciences, with perspectives from ...

Understanding Drugs Markets An Analysis of Medicines, Regulations and Pharmaceutical Systems in the Global South

Understanding Drugs Markets: An Analysis of Medicines, Regulations and Pharmaceutical Systems in the Global South

1st Edition

Edited By Carine Baxerres, Maurice Cassier
July 28, 2021

Drawing on anthropology, historical sociology and social-epidemiology, this multidisciplinary book investigates how pharmaceuticals are produced, distributed, prescribed, (and) consumed, and regulated in order to construct a comprehensive understanding of the issues that drive (medicine) ...

Living Pharmaceutical Lives

Living Pharmaceutical Lives

1st Edition

Edited By Peri Ballantyne, Kath Ryan
May 13, 2021

Increasingly, pharmaceuticals are available as the solutions to a wide range of human health problems and health risks, minor and major. This book portrays how pharmaceutical use is, at once, a solution to, and a difficulty for, everyday life. Exploring lived experiences of people at different ...

Giving Blood The Institutional Making of Altruism

Giving Blood: The Institutional Making of Altruism

1st Edition

Edited By Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith
March 31, 2021

Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in ...

Sickle Cell and the Social Sciences Health, Racism and Disablement

Sickle Cell and the Social Sciences: Health, Racism and Disablement

1st Edition

By Simon M. Dyson
March 31, 2021

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe chronic illness and one of the world’s most common genetic conditions, with 400,000 children born annually with the disorder, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Brazil, the Middle East and in diasporic African populations in North America and Europe. ...

Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life

Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life

1st Edition

By Alex Broom, Katherine Kenny
March 24, 2021

This book provides a contemporary and comprehensive examination of cancer in everyday life, drawing on qualitative research with people living with cancer, their family members and health professionals. It explores the evolving and enduring affects of cancer for individuals, families and ...

Performance Comparison and Organizational Service Provision U.S. Hospitals and the Quest for Performance Control

Performance Comparison and Organizational Service Provision: U.S. Hospitals and the Quest for Performance Control

1st Edition

By Christopher Dorn
February 23, 2021

Exploring the mechanisms underlying performance comparisons, Performance Comparison and Organizational Service Provision investigates how such assessments shape hospitals’ service provision and medical professionals’ work. With a focus on U.S. health care, this study outlines how medical quality ...

HIV in the UK Voices from the Epidemic

HIV in the UK: Voices from the Epidemic

1st Edition

By Jose Catalan, Barbara Hedge, Damien Ridge
December 22, 2020

This book explores the thoroughly human dimension of the health care and prevention responses to the HIV crisis in the UK, and the impact that such initiatives had on the progression of the epidemic. This book presents a compelling account of the unfolding of the epidemic and the initiatives that ...

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