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Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care / Edition 1
     

Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care / Edition 1

by Sara Henderson, Alan Petersen, Alan R. Petersen
 

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ISBN-10: 0415259487

ISBN-13: 9780415259484

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In our post-welfare society, health is increasingly viewed as a commodity and individuals are defined as 'health care consumers'. At the same time, the notion that the state should care for the health of its citizens is being replaced by an expectation that citizens should play a more active role in caring for themselves. These developments are by no means

Overview

In our post-welfare society, health is increasingly viewed as a commodity and individuals are defined as 'health care consumers'. At the same time, the notion that the state should care for the health of its citizens is being replaced by an expectation that citizens should play a more active role in caring for themselves. These developments are by no means uncontentious.
Consuming Health explores the diverse meanings and applications of the term 'consumer' in the field of health care and the implications for policy-making, health care delivery and experiences of health care. Contributors are well-known innovative researchers and lecturers from the Australia, the UK and Canada. Between them they cover a wide range of topics - from the medicalisation of the menopause to the participation of consumer groups in the national policy process - to create an original and thought-provoking text for students and practitioners in the field of health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415259484
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part 1: Consumerism in Health Care: Theoretical Perspectives and Policies
1. What's Wrong with Medical Consumerism?— Arthur Frank
2. Fabricating 'Health Consumers' in Health Care Politics— Rob Irvine
3. Health Consumer Groups and the National Policy Process— Judith Allsop, Rob Baggot and Kathryn Jones
4. From Pastoral Welfare State to Consumer Emancipation- The Case of Nordic Alcohol Control— Pekka Sulkunen
5. Mental Health Consumers or Citizens with Mental Health Problems?— Mike Hazelton and Michael Clinton
Part 2: Consumerism in Health Care: Manifestations, and Experiences of 'Consumers'
6. Consumerism in the Hospital Context—Saras Henderson
7. Consumerism and Mental Health Care in Culturally Diverse Communities— Alan Petersen, Renata Kokanovic and Susan Hansen
8. The Active Citizen Works Hard: Living with Chronic Heart Failure— Margaret Reid and Alexander Clark
9. The Commodification of Health in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinics— Anthony Price
10. Young People, Drug Use and Consumption of Health— Elizabeth Ettore and Steven Miles
11. Consuming Men's Health: Risk, Ritual and Ambivalence in Men's Lifestyle Magazines— Robin Burton and Paul Cranshaw

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