Medical Work Medical Knowledge and Health Care

Author: Ellen Annandale
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 0631223274
Release Date: 2005-05-20
Genre: Social Science

This Reader introduces students of sociology and health care to the changing fields of medical knowledge and medical work. Provides a chronicle of reseach in the field of medical knowledge, medical work and health care over the past 25 years. Summarises changes in how health care was delivered and how medical knowledge and practice were conceptualised over this period. Section introductions by the editors situate the articles within a wider body of literature. A valuable resource for student of sociiology, social policy, social work, health policy or health care.

The Sociology of the Health Service

Author: Michael Bury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134969401
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Medical

The Sociology of the Health Service responds directly to the need to develop a sociological analysis of current health policy. Topics covered vary from privatisation and health service management to health education and the politics of professional power. Also included is an histroical review of sociology's contributions to health policy and proposals for an agenda for sociological health policy research in the 1990s.

Gender Health and Healthcare

Author: Jacqueline H. Watts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317129998
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Social Science

Health status and the experience of working in health care roles are both strongly shaped by gender and, although there have been attempts to incorporate ’gender awareness’ in both health and employment policies, the significance of gender in these areas continues to be marginalised within public debates and academic discourses. Taking a social constructionist perspective, Watts considers the ways in which gender impacts upon health in all its elements including access, technology, professionalisation, health promotion and health as an important sector of the labour market. She discusses gender as a developing and diversified category, exploring ideas about masculinity and the fluidity of gender boundaries in determining individual identity. Chapters that follow discuss men’s and women’s health; ideology of gender and health, specifically exploring different social norms and ideas about male and female health and the dominant ideological association between femaleness and caring; working for health with particular focus on the gendered interplay of caring and curing roles; technology and changes to gender, health and healthcare; health promotion as a gendered activity and, finally, the importance of introducing an intersectional approach beyond gender to articulate a deeper understanding of health in a postmodern context. The concluding chapter draws together these themes to underscore the importance of placing gender at the centre of health and health care delivery to fully take account of both the different life and health experiences of men and women and the gendered dimensions of working in health care.

The Sociology of Medical Screening

Author: Natalie Armstrong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118234372
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Social Science

The Sociology of Medical Screening: Critical Perspectives, NewDirections presents a series of readings that provide anup-to-date overview of the diverse sociological issues relating topopulation-based medical screening. Features new research data in most of the contributions Includes contributions from eminent sociologists such as DavidArmstrong, Stefan Timmermans, and Alison Pilnick Represents one of the only collections to specifically addressthe sociology of medical screening

Body Work in Health and Social Care

Author: Julia Twigg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444345841
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Social Science

The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts

Handbook of Constructionist Research

Author: James A. Holstein
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593853051
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Constructionism has become one of the most popular research approaches in the social sciences. But until now, little attention has been given to the conceptual and methodological underpinnings of the constructionist stance, and the remarkable diversity within the field. This cutting-edge handbook brings together a dazzling array of scholars to review the foundations of constructionist research, how it is put into practice in multiple disciplines, and where it may be headed in the future. The volume critically examines the analytic frameworks, strategies of inquiry, and methodological choices that together form the mosaic of contemporary constructionism, making it an authoritative reference for anyone interested in conducting research in a constructionist vein.

The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality

Author: Davina Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119276340
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Social Science

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


ISBN: STANFORD:36105020573767
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Sociology


ISBN: UIUC:30112107803493
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Sociology

Public Health

Author: Scriven, Angela
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335221509
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Medical

This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors

Ageing Dementia and the Social Mind

Author: Paul Higgs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119397878
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Social Science

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.