Health and Disease: A Reader

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Health and disease have become major subjects for investigation, comment and debate. Health and Disease: A Reader is an interdisciplinary collection of articles which reflect the varied and sometimes controversial perspectives within these debates. Drawn from a wide range of sources, including the biomedical and social sciences, history, literature and lay accounts, these articles address all aspects of health and disease. Health and Disease: A Reader will be essential reading for all students and teachers of ...
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Overview

Health and disease have become major subjects for investigation, comment and debate. Health and Disease: A Reader is an interdisciplinary collection of articles which reflect the varied and sometimes controversial perspectives within these debates. Drawn from a wide range of sources, including the biomedical and social sciences, history, literature and lay accounts, these articles address all aspects of health and disease. Health and Disease: A Reader will be essential reading for all students and teachers of health studies, nursing, medicine, social policy, social work and sociology. It will also be of interest to researchers in the natural and social sciences, health care professionals, policy makers and analysts, and anyone interested in health, disease and health care.
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British Journal of Medical Psychology
An extremely useful book - covering a wide variety of health-related topics from several perspectives...makes available many of the research findings, ideas and analyses that influence current thinking and debates in the field of health and disease.
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Articles collected here, drawn from biomedical and social sciences, history, literature, and lay accounts, reflect perspectives and debates on aspects of health and disease. Selections include excerpts from classic texts and specially commissioned articles, grouped into sections on cultural aspects, experiences, the role of medicine, the social context of health care, health work, and future prospects. Section introductions provide a context to the main themes, articles, and their authors. The book will be useful in courses on health studies, nursing, social policy, social work, and sociology. Davey lectures in health studies at the Department of Biological Sciences at the Open University. The book is distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335209682
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Health and Disease Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General introduction
Pt. 1 Cultural aspects of health, illness and healing
1 Mirage of health 4
2 Hippocrates 10
3 Feed a cold, starve a fever 14
4 What is health? 21
5 Illness as metaphor 28
6 The problem of the whole-person in holistic medicine 33
7 Protecting a vulnerable margin: towards an analysis of how the mouth came to be separated from the body 37
8 Hysteria and demonic possession 44
9 Cross-cultural psychiatry 51
10 Media and mental illness 57
11 Public eyes and private genes 62
Pt. 2 Experiencing health, disease and health care
12 Two accounts of mental distress 72
13 Being there 76
14 The insanity of place 82
15 The social impact of childhood asthma 87
16 Beyond the disorder: one parent's reflection on gentic counselling 93
17 Coping with migraine 97
18 Using alternative therapies: marginal medicine and central concerns 102
19 The social preservation of mind: the Alzheimer's disease experience 109
20 'Some bloody do-gooding cow' 113
21 Pride against prejudice: 'lives not worth living' 118
22 The stigma of infertility 122
23 Identity dilemmas of chronically ill men 126
24 Costs of treating AIDS in Malawi and America 132
Pt. 3 Influences on health and disease
25 Health: 1844 141
26 The health and wealth of nations 147
27 Agriculture's two-edged sword 151
28 Climate and health 155
29 Deaths under 50 160
30 Prevention is better ... 164
31 Malingering 170
32 Causes of declining life expectancy in Russia 174
33 The psychosocial causes of illness 180
34 Entitlement and deprivation 184
35 Why must I be a teenager at all? 190
36 Good gene, bad gene 195
37 Biodemographic trajectories of longevity 198
38 A new divison of the life course 203
Pt. 4 The role of medicine
39 The medical contribution 210
40 The importance of social intervention in Britain's mortality decline c. 1850-1914: a re-interpretation of the role of public health 219
41 Effectiveness and efficiency 227
42 Medicine matters after all 234
43 Ethical dilemmas in evaluation 242
44 The global eradication of smallpox 259
45 The epidemics of modern medicine 264
46 The mode of state intervention in the health sector 270
Pt. 5 The social context of health care
47 Health inequalities and the health of the poor: what do we know? what can we do? 280
48 Ageism in cardiology 286
49 Should smokers be offered coronary bypass surgery? 290
50 Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't 293
51 Public participation in the evaluation of health care 298
52 Health technology and knowledge 302
53 Improving NHS performance: human behaviour and health policy 308
54 Health sector reform: lessons from China 313
55 The evolution of the health-care systems in the United States and the United Kingdom: similarities and differences 319
56 The role of the hospital in a changing environment 326
Pt. 6 Health work
57 The carer at home 336
58 'We didn't want him to die on his own' - nurses' accounts of nursing dying patients 340
59 Professionalism and the conundrum of care 346
60 Truth, trust and paternalism 352
61 Doctor knows best 357
62 Normal rubbish: deviant patients in casualty departments 363
63 Food-work: maids in a hospital kitchen 369
64 Professions allied to medicine: continuity and change in a complex workforce 375
65 The village health worker: lackey or liberator? 382
Pt. 7 Prospects and speculations
66 The new globalization, food and health 392
67 Global AIDS epidemic: time to turn the tide 396
68 Doctor in the house: the Internet as a source of lay health knowledge and the challenge to expertise 400
69 Ageing and medicine 406
70 Brave new world II 411
71 Exits 414
72 The shadow of genetic injustice 420
73 The evolution of Utopia 425
74 Spawn of Satan? 431
75 The flesh 433
76 Enough already! The pervasiveness of warnings in everyday life 438
Name index 442
Subject index 447
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