New Technologies in Health Care: Challenge, Change and Innovationby A. Webster
Pub. Date: 07/25/2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
The first detailed and comprehensive analysis of the implications of new health technologies for society, the delivery of health care, and the very meaning of health itself. It is based on new, critical social science research integrated according to core themes, making it accessible and engaging to both students and researchers.
Table of ContentsList of Tables LIst of Figures Acknowldgements Series Editors' Preface List of Contributions New Technologies in Health Care: Opening the Black Bag: A.Webster PART 1: GENETIC RISK, REPRODUCTION AND IDENTITY The Genetic Iceberg: Risk and Uncertainty: A.Bharadwaj, L.Prior, P.Atkinson, A.Clarke & M.Worwood Navigating the Troubled Waters of Prenatal Testing Decisions: G.Lewando-Hundt, J.Green, J.Sandall & J.Hewison Genetic Ambivalence: Expertise, Uncertainty, and Communication in the Context of New Genetic Technologies: A.Kerr & S.Franklin PART 2: INFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT 'Pathways to the Doctor' in the Information Age: The Role of ICTS in Contemporary Lay Referral Systems; S.Nettleton & G.Hanlon Desperately Seeking Certainty: Bone Densitometry, The Internet and Healthcare Contexts; E.Green, F.Griffiths, F.Henwood & S.Wyatt Telemedicine, Telecare, and the Future Patient: Innovation, Risk And Governance; T.Finch, C.May, M.Mort & F.Mair Patient 'Expertise' and Innovative Health Technologies; K.Ward, M.Davis & P.Flowers Making Sense of Mediated Information: Empowerment and Dependency; J.Cullen & S.Cohn PART 3: INNOVATION, CONTEXT AND MEANING Time, Place and Settings: Negotiating Birth, Childhood and Death; J.Seymour, E.Ettorre, J.Heaton, G.Lankshear, D.Mason & J.Noyes Replacing Hips and Lenses: Surgery, Industry and Innovation in Post War Britain; J.S.Metcalfe & J.Pickstone Access, Agency and Normality: The Wheelchair and the Internet as Mediators of Disability; S.Parr, N.Watson & B.Woods PART 4: REGULATION AND EVALUATION OF IHTS Understanding the 'Productivity Crisis' in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Over-Regulation or Lack of Innovation?; P.Martin, J.Abraham, C.Davis & A.Kraft Regulating Hybridity: Policing Pollution in Tissue Engineering and Transpecies Transplantation; N.Brown, A.Faulkner, J.Kent & M.Michael Cultural Politics and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science; B.Salter Regulation and the Positioning of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; J.Chatwin & P.Tovey Evaluation as an Innovative Health Technology; D.Armstrong Blibliography Index
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