Sociology of Health and Illness Products

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience

    Edited by Updesh Kumar

    Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Phenomenology as Qualitative Research

    A Critical Analysis of Meaning Attribution

    By John Paley

    Phenomenology originated as a novel way of doing philosophy early in the twentieth century. In the writings of Husserl and Heidegger, regarded as its founders, it was a non-empirical kind of philosophical enquiry. Although this tradition has continued in a variety of forms, ‘phenomenology’ is now…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • The Invisible Work of Nurses

    Hospitals, Organisation and Healthcare

    By Davina Allen

    Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients – whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent – that modern day nursing is defined. Yet nursing work extends far beyond direct patient care activities.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North

    Issues, Challenges and the Future

    Edited by Virginie Rozée, Sayeed Unisa

    Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North critically analyses the political and social frameworks of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), and its impact in different countries. In the context of a worldwide social pressure to conceive – particularly for women – this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Socio-Economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

    By Shirley Sun

    The second decade of the 21st century has witnessed a new surge in emphasis on personalized medicine based on analysis of an individual’s unique genetic make-up as a means to enable more precise diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. This book attempts to contribute to this growing body…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Deconstructing the Welfare State

    Managing Healthcare in the Age of Reform

    By Paula Hyde, Edward Granter, John Hassard, Leo McCann

    Who are NHS middle managers? What do they do, and why and how do they do it’? This book explores the daily realities of working life for middle managers in the UK’s National Health Service during a time of radical change and disruption to the entire edifice of publicly-funded healthcare. It is an…

    Paperback – 2016-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Person-centred Health Care

    Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

    By Stephen Buetow

    Person-centred health care is increasingly endorsed as a key element of high-quality care, yet, in practice, it often means patient-centred health care. This book scrutinizes the principle of primacy of patient welfare, which, although deeply embedded in health professionalism, is long overdue for…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Making Health Public

    How News Coverage Is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life

    By Charles L. Briggs, Daniel C. Hallin

    This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of ‘biomediatization’ and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27
    Routledge

  • Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical…

    Paperback – 2016-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

    Edited by Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon

    The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Children, History and Health

    Beyond Social Determinants

    Edited by John Boulton

    This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote Indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton’s close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book addresses growth…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

  • CyberGenetics

    Health genetics and new media

    By Anna Harris, Susan Kelly, Sally Wyatt

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

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