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Patients, Consumers and Civil Society Vol: 10

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01 Dec 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
350 pages - 152 x 229 x 28mm
Advances in Medical Sociology


Medical Sociology is among the largest and first subdisciplines in Sociology. It is an area of ongoing work, advancing theory, method and our substantive understanding of social life. This series brings together the newest issues and most current concerns in Medical Sociology, in an ongoing collection of edited volumes. Each volume is edited by a medical sociologist with a particular expertise, bringing together contributions from sociologists working in different settings and nations, exploring one particular advance in Medical Sociology.
Introduction. No longer a patient: The social construction of the medical consumer. Direct to consumer responsibility: Medical neoliberalism in pharmaceutical advertising and drug development. Making connections: Egg donation, the Internet, and the new reproductive technology marketplace. Selling the ideal birth: Rationalization and re-enchantment in the marketing of maternity care. Too Posh To Push? Comparative perspectives on maternal request caesarean sections in Canada, the US, the UK and Finland. Self-help groups challenge health care systems in the US and UK. From discovery to recovery and beyond: The role of voluntary health sector organizations in the lives of women with breast cancer. The clubhouse model: Mental health consumer–provider partnerships for recovery. Straight from the heart. Speaking for stem cells: Biomedical activism and emerging forms of patienthood. Forging a new commons: Self-help associations in Slovenia and Croatia. Gendered networks and health care privatization. List of Contributors. Advances in medical sociology. Patients, consumers and civil society. Copyright page.

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