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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95
The growing popularity of alternative therapies poses challenging questions for the medical establishment and the state. By confronting these questions, The Healing Bond makes an important contribution to current debates about health care. The contributors, who are all experts in the fields of health care, social science and the law, focus on the... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 142.95
This comprehensive book celebrates the coming of age of narrative in health care. It uses narrative to go beyond the patient's story and address social, cultural, ethical, psychological, organizational and linguistic issues. This book has been written to help health professionals and social scientists to use narrative more effectively in their everyday... more...
- eContent Management Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 99.00
In 2003, TASA members nominated 'Medical Dominance' in the top 10 books published since 1963 that most profoundly shaped Australian sociological scholarship. Publishing in late 2006 as Medical Dominance Revisited, this comprehensive special issue of Health Sociology Review reviews almost 20 years of literature since first revision, then revisits, updates... more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 48.95
The lack of practical information available to the families of vulnerable individuals - and sometimes a similar lack of resources for the professionals who deal with them - can lead to frustration and in some cases tragedy. In this practical guide for anyone involved in caring for patients with challenging behaviour, Gráinne... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 44.00
Aims to help the reader gain a deeper understanding of the encounter between patient and doctor by examining it from a number of different points of view. This book addresses topics which include: information sharing and decision making in the consultation; theories of the patient-doctor relationship; and, the social context of illness. more...
- Scribner 2008; US$ 17.99
Everyone knows of the Hippocratic Oath, the famous invocation sworn by all neophyte physicians. But most don't realize that the father of modern medicine was an avid listener and a constant bedside presence. Hippocrates believed in the doctor-patient connection and gained worldwide renown for championing science over mysticism while respecting and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 165.00
Vast global resources are ploughed into the delivery of treatment interventions ranging from diet and lifestyle advice through to complex surgery. In all cases, whatever the intervention, unless the recipient is engaged with the process and understands wh more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95
Within a variety of practice environments, health professionals often experience feelings of disgust and repulsion towards the presence of an abject object. This volume employs the work of Julia Kristeva, through a range of case studies from around the world to expose and highlight the important impact of the concept of abjection, which is historically... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
Drawing together the latest research from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings engages with the work of critical theorists such as Bourdieu, Butler, Foucault, Latour, and iek, amongst others, to address the issue of violence and theorise its workings in creative and controversial ways. more...