Medicine, Health and Society

Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258459
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
View: 2011

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Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

Health, Medicine and Society

Key Theories, Future Agendas
Author: Michael Calnan,Reader in the Sociology of Health Studies Michael Calnan,Jonathan Gabe,Simon J. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134598262
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes: *health and social structure *the contested nature of the body *the salience of consumption and risk *the challenge of emotions Health, Medicine and Society provides a 'state-of-the-art' assessment of health related issues at the millennium and a cogent set of arguments for the centrality of health to contemporary social theory. Written in a clear, accessible style it will be ideal reading for students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.

Health and society

a documentary history of medicine
Author: John Patrick Dolan,William N. Adams-Smith
Publisher: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 244
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Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45

Author: David Durnin,Ian Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719097851
Category: Ireland
Page: 224
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Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45 explores Irish experiences of medicine and health during the First and Second World Wars, War of Independence and Civil War. The volume examines the physical, mental and emotional impact of conflict on Irish political and social life,as well as medical, scientific and official interventions in Irish health matters. The volume argues that warfare and political unrest profoundly shaped Irish experiences of medicine and health. In addition, Irish political, social and economic contexts added unique contours to those experiences notevident in other countries. In pursuing these themes, the volume offers an original and focused intervention into a central, but so far unexplored, theme in Irish medical history.

Health, Behaviour and Society: Clinical Medicine in Context

Author: Jennifer Cleland,Philip Cotton
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857254634
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Electronic Inspection Copy available here There is more to a person than a particular symptom or disease: patients are individuals but they are not isolated, they are part of a family, a community, an environment, and all these factors can affect in many different ways how they manage health and illness. This book provides an introduction to population, sociological and psychological influences on health and delivery of healthcare in the UK and will equip today’s medical students with the knowledge required to be properly prepared for clinical practice in accordance with the outcomes of Tomorrow’s Doctors.

Medicine in Society

Historical Essays
Author: Andrew Wear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521336390
Category: History
Page: 397
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The social history of medicine over the last fifteen years has redrawn the boundaries of medical history. Specialised papers and monographs have contributed to our knowledge of how medicine has affected society and how society has shaped medicine. This book synthesises, through a series of essays, some of the most significant findings of this 'new social history' of medicine. The period covered ranges from ancient Greece to the present time. While coverage is not exhaustive, the reader is able to trace how medicine in the West developed from an unlicensed open market place, with many different types of practitioners in the classical period, to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century professionalised medicine of State influence, of hospitals, public health medicine, and scientific medicine. The book also covers innovatory topics such as patient-doctor relationships, the history of the asylum, and the demographic background to the history of medicine.

Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England

Author: Mary Wilson Carpenter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275989526
Category: History
Page: 214
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This work offers a social and cultural history of Victorian medicine "from below," as experienced by ordinary practitioners and patients, often described in their own words. * Offers a chronology of medical history in Victorian England * Includes illustrations in every chapter, such as images from 19th-century medical textbooks, magazine cartoons, portraits, and paintings

Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930

A Source Book
Author: Deborah Brunton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719067396
Category: History
Page: 310
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Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1800-1930 provides readers with unrivaled access to a comprehensive range of sources on major themes in nineteenth and early twentieth-century medicine. The book covers issues such as the changing role of the hospital, disease, colonial and imperial medicine, women, war, the emergence of modern surgery, welfare and the state, and the growth of asylum. Extracts from contemporary writings vividly illustrate key aspects of medical thought and practice, while a selection of classic historical research and up-to-date work in the field gives a sense of our understanding of medical history. Introductions make the sources accessible to the student as well as the interested general reader.

Sleep, Health, and Society

From Aetiology to Public Health
Author: Francesco P. Cappuccio,Michelle A. Miller,Steven W. Lockley,Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191084107
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Sleep disturbances and sleep deprivation are increasingly common in modern society. Epidemiological methods of investigation have shown that sleep deprivation is associated with a variety of chronic conditions and health outcomes. Sleep medicine is a rapidly growing field of clinical research, affecting people across their lifespan. Relevant to a wide range of specialities including respiratory medicine, neurology, cardiology, and psychiatry, sleep also has a significant impact on the study of epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine. Sleep, Health, and Society presents epidemiological evidence linking sleep deprivation and disruption to several chronic conditions, and explores the public health implications with the view to developing preventive strategies. The new edition of Sleep, Health, and Society provides up-to-date information on recently discovered areas of sleep medicine. Fully updated to reflect new research and data, as well as additional new chapters exploring eating patterns, nutrition, pregnancy, cancer, pain, and CBT in relation to sleep. Written by leading experts in the field of sleep medicine, Sleep, Health, and Society is ideal for students and professionals in epidemiology and public health. The research presented would also be valuable to respiratory physicians, neurologists, cardiologists, and psychiatrists who are interested in the impact of sleep disturbances and disorders.

Using theory to explore health, medicine and society

Author: Peter Kennedy,Carole Kennedy
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447319877
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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This book draws on a broad range of theoretical perspectives to bring to life social theories relating to health and illness. Using case studies it provides contrasting insights into the expanding jurisdiction of medicine over popular issues, including binge drinking, obesity, the prominence of therapy and the search for happiness. The book will appeal to students and academics to show how theory can be applied to issues in health and medicine. It is also relevant reading for health professionals who may lack knowledge of social theory and how it can help to understand the relationship between health, medicine and society. The book will also benefit students in the social sciences who are familiar with social theory and interested in how it can be applied to health, medicine and society.

The Social Geography of Medicine and Health (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Author: John Eyles,Kevin J. Woods
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317907272
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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This book, originally published in 1983, drawing material from Europe, the USA, the Soviet Union and the Developing World, provides a comprehensive review of the key issues in medical geography. It sets the central problems of medical geography in a broad social context as well as in a spatial one and analyses changing conceptions of health and illness in detail. It also explores the pathological relationship between people and their environment and illustrates that social phenomena form spatial patterns which provide a good starting point for the examination of the relationship between medicine, health and society.

Medicine and Society in America, 1660-1860

Author: Richard Harrison Shryock
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801490934
Category: History
Page: 182
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First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 1660–1860 remains a sweeping and informative introduction to the practice of medicine, the education of physicians, the understanding of health and disease, and the professionalization of medicine in the Colonial Era and the period of the Early Republic. Shryock details such developments as the founding of the first medical school in America (at the College of Philadelphia in 1765); the introduction of inoculation against smallpox in Boston in 1721; the creation of the Marine Hospital Service in 1799, under which all merchant marines were required to take out health insurance; and the state of medical knowledge on the eve of the Civil War.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035849
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Medicine Transformed

Health, Disease and Society in Europe 1800-1930
Author: Deborah Brunton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719067358
Category: History
Page: 414
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An accessible introduction to the social history of medicine in Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, set within its political, cultural, intellectual and economic contexts

Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India

Women's Healthcare in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal
Author: Sujata Mukherjee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199468225
Page: 260
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British imperialism in India left in its wake the scars of many battles between the colonizer and the colonized. Intense hostilities were witnessed as each tried to prove its superiority in domains such as medicine, education, and law. Through the lens of gender politics, Sujata Mukherjee confronts these conflicts to reveal the contested 'body' of the Indian woman. Focusing on hospital medicine and preventive medical care, Mukherjee traces the popularization of Western forms of medical care in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Bengal. She shows how it created a space-albeit small-for providing Western health care to female patients; for the first time, women could receive medical attention outside the purdah and zenana. However, there was a simultaneous discrediting of indigenous forms of medicine-such as Ayurveda and Unani-and their practitioners, who had once exercised significant influence. The book also explores the growth of Western medical education among women in Bengal. Overcoming racial and gender discrimination, social taboos, and active opposition from authorities and their families, some remarkable women became doctors and practicing physicians. Aiding them in their long-drawn efforts were the Brahmo Samaj and several women's organizations and agencies of the time.

Health and Society in Britain Since 1939

Author: Virginia Berridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576413
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 133
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British health policy has undergone enormous change in the post-war era. The NHS established in the post-war period has been constantly reorganised, and the role of doctors and associated medical professions has radically changed. This book considers the changes in health policy and in the service provided by the NHS, and examines in detail the 'mixed economy' of health care and the role of different providers of health care, as well as their relationships both with recipients of care and the state. In doing so, Professor Berridge sheds light on the increasingly important part that lay people, especially women, have played in the provision of health care and looks at community care and the shifting balance of power within the medical profession. The book provides a guide to changes in health and health policy during and since World War II, giving an authoritative analysis of the most recent research.

Sleep, Health, and Society

From Aetiology to Public Health
Author: Francesco Cappuccio,Dr. Michelle A. Miller,Steven W. Lockley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199566593
Category: Medical
Page: 471
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This volume provides a preventive medicine approach to sleep medicine, looking at the epidemiological evidence that sleep deprivation and disturbance is linked to ill health, and exploring the public health implications with a view to developing preventive strategies.

Ethics, Law and Society

Author: Professor Søren Holm,Dr Jennifer Gunning
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409496031
Category: Law
Page: 334
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This volume brings together selected papers commissioned and published by the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law & Society. It includes contributions from a group of international experts along with a selection of short opinion pieces written in response to specific ethical issues.