The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

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This is the first international and inter-disciplinary social science Handbook on health and medicine. Five years in the making, and building on the insights and advice of an international editorial board, the book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. Pinpointing the focal issues of research and debate in one volume, the material is organized into three sections: social and cultural frameworks of analysis; the experience of health and illness; and health care systems and practices. Each section consists of specially commissioned chapters designed to examine the vital conceptual and methodological practice and policy issues. Readers recei... were not making anything other than marginal exclusions - for instance, of cosmetic services like tattoo removal (Klein et al. ... specialist. role.aquot; The alternative path to a shared understanding may be labelled technocratic. It involves employing a rational calculus ... (OECD 1994: 237) Many of the key institutional features of the New Zealand reforms are now being rethought (Ham 1997; Hornblow, 1997).

Title:The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine
Author:Gary L Albrecht, Ray Fitzpatrick, Susan C Scrimshaw
Publisher:SAGE - 2003


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