Health and the Media


Author: Clive Seale
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405112444
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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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.

Medicine, Health and Risk

Sociological Approaches
Author: Jonathan Gabe
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631194842
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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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.

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology


Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998326
Category: Social Science
Page: 597
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The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of twenty-six original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today. Covers both substantive areas in medical sociology and regional perspectives located in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa First comparative perspective to provide a comprehensive view of the field

From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Critical Perspectives
Author: Simon Cohn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118898370
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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A wide range of international contributions draw on theoreticaland empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to bothconceptualise and conduct research into what people do anddon’t do, in relation to their health and experiences ofillness. Presents a collection of international contributions thatcomplement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations ofhealth behaviour Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives andempirical cases Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make tohealth research Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept ofhealth behaviour A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestylediseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas

Pharmaceuticals and Society

Critical Discourses and Debates
Author: Simon J. Williams,Jonathan Gabe,Peter Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405190841
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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Drawing on the latest international sociological research, this monograph takes a critical look at contemporary developments, discourses and debate on pharmaceuticals and society. Key issues covered include: Pharmaceuticals and medicalisation The science and politics of drug development, testing and regulation Constructions of pharmaceuticals in professional and popular culture The meaning and use of medications in everyday life Pharmaceuticals, consumerism and citizenship Innovation and expectations regarding pharmaceutical futures Pharmaceuticals and the Internet Written in a lively, accessible style, with many engaging and important insights from key international figures in the field, this timely and topical monograph will appeal to a truly interdisciplinary audience of students, academics, researchers, professionals, practitioners and policy makers with an in interest in pharmaceuticals and society.

Hearts Exposed

Transplants and the Media in 1960s Britain
Author: Ayesha Nathoo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403987303
Category: Science
Page: 272
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This book examines the relationship between medicine and the media in 1960s Britain, when the first wave of heart transplants were as much media as medical events and marked a decisive period in post-war history. Public trust in their doctors was significantly undermined, and medicine was held publicly to account as never before.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849205272
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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Praise for the First Edition: `The book is a great introduction... it gives the students a sound basis, gets them thinking and gives them the confidence to move on' - Sarah Nettleton, University of York `This book was a pleasure to read, given its clarity and the broad spectrum to topics covered so succinctly...it delivers a grounded and measured summary of the sociology of health. Perhaps most importantly however, I feel it achieves the task of promoting critical and questioning in relation to the medical model and our understanding of health as anchored in the social world' - Zoe Hildon, Imperial College London The eagerly-awaited new edition of Understanding Health: A Sociological Introduction brings together the best of current thinking in the sociology of health and illness in a truly 'readable' and concise manner. `The book is a great introduction... it gives the students a sound basis, gets them thinking and gives them the confidence to move on' -`This book was a pleasure to read, given its clarity and the broad spectrum to topics covered so succinctly...it delivers a grounded and measured summary of the sociology of health. Perhaps most importantly however, I feel it achieves the task of promoting critical and questioning in relation to the medical model and our understanding of health as anchored in the social world' - The eagerly-awaited new edition of brings together the best of current thinking in the sociology of health and illness in a truly 'readable' and concise manner. Extensively revised and drawing on the latest applied sociological research and new theoretical insights into health and illness, Understanding Health: A Sociological Introduction explores everything from health inequalities to chronic illness; embodiment to research techniques; and health care organisation to social theory. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

The medicalization of society

on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders
Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780801885846
Category: Medical
Page: 204
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Building on more than three decades of research, Peter Conrad explores the forces behind the trend to treat what were once commonly considered normal human conditions as medical ailments. Using case studies of short stature, social anxiety, "male menopause," erectile dysfunction, adult ADHD, and sexual orientation, he examines the emergence of and changes in medicalization, the consequences of the expanding medical domain, and the implications for health and society. This thought-provoking study offers valuable insights into how medicalization got to this point and where it is heading.

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness


Author: N.A
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 9780335203475
Category: Medical
Page: 238
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Providing a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, this text draws on a range of social theories and methods to illustrate its points, and information is organised along dimensions of class, race, etc.

Communication in Healthcare Settings

Policy, Participation and New Technologies
Author: Alison Pilnick,Jon Hindmarsh,Virginia Teas Gill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444324037
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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This book presents an international snapshot of communication inhealthcare settings and examines how policies, procedures andtechnological developments influence day to day practice. Brings together a series of papers describing features ofhealthcare interaction in settings in Australasia, the U.S.A,continental Europe and the UK Contains original research data from previously under-studiedsettings including professions allied to medicine,telephone-mediated interactions and secondary care Contributors draw on the established conversation analyticliterature on healthcare interaction and broaden its scope byapplying it to professionals other than doctors in primarycare Examines how issues relating to policy, procedure or technologyare negotiated and managed throughout daily healthcarepractice

The Medicalization of Cyberspace


Author: Andy Miah,Emma Rich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134184425
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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The entire infrastructure and culture of medicine is being transformed by digital technology, the Internet and mobile devices. Cyberspace is now regularly used to provide medical advice and medication, with great numbers of sufferers immersing themselves within virtual communities. What are the implications of this medicalization of cyberspace for how people make sense of health and identity? The Medicalization of Cyberspace is the first book to explore the relationship between digital culture and medical sociology. It examines how technology is redefining expectations of and relationships with medical culture, addressing the following questions: How will the rise of digital communities affect traditional notions of medical expertise? What will the medicalization of cyberspace mean in a new era of posthuman enhancements? How should we regard hype and exaggeration about science in the media and how can this encourage public engagement with bioethics? This book looks at the complex interactions between health, medicalization, cyberculture, the body and identity. It addresses topical issues, such as medical governance, reproductive rights, eating disorders, Web 2.0, and perspectives on posthumanism. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals and social, philosophical and cultural theorists of health.

Medical Sociology on the Move

New Directions in Theory
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400761937
Category: Social Science
Page: 267
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This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology. The book not only addresses the major theoretical approaches in the field today, it also identifies the future directions these theories are likely to take in explaining the social processes affecting health and disease. Many of the chapters are written by leading medical sociologists who feature the use of theory in their everyday work, including contributions from the original theorists of fundamental causes, health lifestyles, and medicalization. Theories focusing on both agency and structure are included to provide a comprehensive account of this important area in medical sociology.

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness


Author: Anne Rogers,David Pilgrim
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262775
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
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This book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness.

The Sociology of Medical Regulation

An Introduction
Author: John Martyn Chamberlain
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400748965
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the complex issues surrounding the regulation of the medical profession. It offers up-to-date information on the current legislative framework and institutional arrangements surrounding the regulation in the United Kingdom. Well organized and written in an accessible way, it offers an insight into key sociological theories surrounding medical regulation. It gives a historically situated analysis of the contemporary relationship between medicine, the state and the public, and an overview of relevant social scientific research. Case studies highlight the practical or applied circumstances in which issues can occur. Readers will gain insight into possible future directions for medical governance.

Public Education about Cancer

Research findings and theoretical concepts
Author: Committee on Public Education of the Commission on Cancer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642880061
Category: Medical
Page: 104
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This monograph is essentially the outcome of corporate endeavour on the part of members of the Committee on Public Education of the International Union against Cancer, from the decision taken in September 1963, via a lengthy and arduous rework ing of the first draft in Philadelphia in 1964 to its final editorial meeting in September 1965. In between there has been a continuous exchange of ideas, suggestions, advice and material for inclusion. Nevertheless, as chairman I should be remiss if I did not acknowledge the Committee's indebtedness to Mr. MICHAEL S. GOOD STADT, formerly of the University of Manchester, who worked with me in Manchester and undertook the painstaking search of sources of published information and compiled the draft on which this monograph is based. If there are omissions from the bibliography, it is not for want of industry in seeking them out: our difficulty has been to obtain original material from certain sources. We hope that the material assembled here will both offer useful guidance to those engaged in public education about cancer and provide a baseline from which future research in this neglected field may stem. Committee on Public Education International Union Against Cancer Chairman: JOHN WAKEFIELD, U. K. Members: Dr F. DE AMESTI, Chile, Mr. A. J. BROWN, Australia, Dr. J. COURTIAL, France, Mr. T. CRAMER, Denmark, Dr. L. MEINSMA, The Netherlands, Dr. R. A. MUSTARD, Canada, Dr. L. V. ORLOVSKY, U. S. S. R. , Dr. J. C.

Uprooting and Development

Dilemmas of Coping with Modernization
Author: George V. Coelho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468437941
Category: Medical
Page: 538
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Uprooting has to do with one of the fundamental properties of human life-the need to change-and with the personal and societal mecha nisms for dealing with that need. As with the more general problems of change, uprooting can be a time of human disaster and desolation, or a time of adaptation and growth into new capacities. The special quality of uprooting is that the need to change is faced at a time of separation from accustomed social, cultural, and environ mental support systems. It is this separation from familiar supports that either renders the uprooted vulnerable to the destructive conse quences of change, or creates freedoms for their evolution into new and constructive patterns of life. Whether the outcomes will be destruc tive or constructive will be determined by the forces at work: the nature and power of the uprooting forces versus the personal and societal capacities for coping with them. Uprooting events are so widespread as to be compared with the major rites of life, but with the difference that dislocation is involved. Uprooting reaches from self-imposed movements such as rural-to urban migration, running away, and traveling abroad for schooling, to natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, political oppres sion, and war. The impacts vary from the need to adapt to. a new culture for an interim period of study to the desolating consequences of the total loss of family, friends, home, and country.

The Culture-Bound Syndromes

Folk Illnesses of Psychiatric and Anthropological Interest
Author: Ronald C. Simons,C.C. Hughes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400952511
Category: Social Science
Page: 518
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In the last few years there has been a great revival of interest in culture-bound psychiatric syndromes. A spate of new papers has been published on well known and less familiar syndromes, and there have been a number of attempts to put some order into the field of inquiry. In a review of the literature on culture-bound syndromes up to 1969 Yap made certain suggestions for organizing thinking about them which for the most part have not received general acceptance (see Carr, this volume, p. 199). Through the seventies new descriptive and conceptual work was scarce, but in the last few years books and papers discussing the field were authored or edited by Tseng and McDermott (1981), AI-Issa (1982), Friedman and Faguet (1982) and Murphy (1982). In 1983 Favazza summarized his understanding of the state of current thinking for the fourth edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, and a symposium on culture-bound syndromes was organized by Kenny for the Eighth International Congress of Anthropology and Ethnology. The strong est impression to emerge from all this recent work is that there is no substantive consensus, and that the very concept, "culture-bound syndrome" could well use some serious reconsideration. As the role of culture-specific beliefs and prac tices in all affliction has come to be increasingly recognized it has become less and less clear what sets the culture-bound syndromes apart.

Illness Behavior

A Multidisciplinary Model
Author: Sean McHugh,T. Michael Vallis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468452576
Category: Psychology
Page: 442
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In August, 1985, the 2nd International Conference on Illness Behaviour was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The first International Conference took place one year previous in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. This book is based on the proceedings of the second conference. The purpose behind this conference was to facilitate the development of a single integrated model to account for illness experience and presentation. A major focus of the conference was to outline methodological issues related to current behaviour research. A multidiscipl~nary approach was emphasized because of the bias that collaborative efforts are likely to be the most successful in achieving greater understanding of illness behaviour. Significant advances in our knowledge are occurring in all areas of the biological and social sciences, albeit more slowly in the latter areas. Marked specialization in each of these areas has lead to greater difficulty in integrating new knowledge with that of other areas and the development of a meaningful cohesive model to which all can relate. Thus there is a major need for forums such as that provided by this conference.

Promoting Health

The Primary Health Care Approach
Author: Lyn Talbot,Glenda Verrinder
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579247
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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The new edition will provide readily accessible material for public health educators and practitioners, in a number of professions, who are increasingly being required to address the challenges emerging from the inter-related impacts of the social and environmental factors impacting on health in an era of globalisation.

Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology


Author: C. Green,R. Meagher,T. Millon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461334128
Category: Psychology
Page: 632
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We seek to throw down the gauntlet with this handbook, challenging the he gemony of the "behavioral medicine" approach to the psychological study and treatment of the physically ill. This volume is not another in that growing surfeit oftexts that pledge allegiance to the doctrinaire purity of behavioristic thinking, or conceptualize their subject in accord with the sterility of medical models. Diseases are not our focus, nor is the narrow band of behavioral assessment and therapy methodologies. Rather, we have sought to redefine this amorphous, yet burgeoning field so as to place it squarely within the province of a broadly-based psychology-specifically, the emerging, substantive discipline of health psy chology and the well-established professionalism and diverse technologies of clinical psychology. The handbook's title-Clinical Health Psychology-reflects this reorientation explicitly, and Chapter 1 addresses its themes and provides its justifications more fully. In the process of developing a relevant and comprehensive health assess ment tool, the editors were struck by the failure of clinical psychologists to avail themselves of the rich vein of materials that comprise the psychosocial world of the physically ill. Perhaps more dismaying was the observation that this field was being mined-less than optimally-by physicians and nonclinical psychologists.