New Technologies in Health Care: Challenge, Change and Innovation

New Technologies in Health Care: Challenge, Change and Innovation

by Andrew Webster
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403991300
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Health Technology and Society Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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
• 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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