Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals

Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals

by Nicky Britten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230205100

ISBN-13: 9780230205109

Pub. Date: 06/15/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Britten places medicines in their social context, and considers the range of influences on prescribing and the sociology of health and illness. Exploring issues such as "the meaning of medicines" and "alternative treatments," the book provides important reading for students across a range of disciplines interested in medicines and society.

Overview

Britten places medicines in their social context, and considers the range of influences on prescribing and the sociology of health and illness. Exploring issues such as "the meaning of medicines" and "alternative treatments," the book provides important reading for students across a range of disciplines interested in medicines and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230205109
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Medicines in Time and Space
Self care and Complementary Therapies
Medicines in the Lifeworld
The Development and licensing of Medicines
Information about Medicines
Prescribing
Patient-professional Communication
Collective Action
Balance between System and Lifeworld

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