Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care / Edition 1

Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care / Edition 1

by Sara Henderson
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415259484
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: consumerism in health care1
Pt. IConsumerism in context: theoretical perspectives and policies11
1What's wrong with medical consumerism?13
2Fabricating 'health consumers' in health care politics31
3Health consumer groups and the national policy process48
4From pastoral welfare state to consumer emancipation: the case of Nordic alcohol control66
5Mental health consumers or citizens with mental health problems?88
Pt. IIConsumerism in practice: manifestations and experiences103
6Consumerism in the hospital context105
7Consumerism and mental health care in a culturally diverse society121
8The active citizen works hard: living with chronic heart failure140
9The commodification of health in sexually transmitted infections (STI) clinics155
10Young people, drug use and the consumption of health173
11Consuming men's health: risk, ritual and ambivalence in men's lifestyle magazines187
Index204

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