New Technologies in Health Care: Challenge, Change and Innovation

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A unique, pathbreaking collection that provides 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. It will be of especial value to students and researchers in Social Science, Health Studies and medical schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403991300
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Series: Health Technology and Society Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW WEBSTER is Director of the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), and Head of the Department of Sociology, University of York, UK. He directed the Innovative Health Technologies Programme and leads a UK social science research initiative on stem cells. His next book will be Health, Technology and Society: A Sociological Critique, also to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
• LIst of Figures
• Acknowldgements
• Series Editors' Preface
• List of Contributions
• New Technologies in Health Care: Opening the Black Bag: A.Webster
• 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
• '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
• 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
• 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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