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Duties to Care delivers a groundbreaking new socio-legal investigation into the regulatory dimensions of caring for a person with dementia. Exploring the legal aspects of dementia care by covering everything from diagnosis to end-of-life decision making, this book uses empirical data to provide original analysis of dementia care regulation.
A frank portrayal of the medical care of dying people past and present, The Inevitable Hour helps to explain why a movement to restore dignity to the dying arose in the early 1970s and why its goals have been so difficult to achieve.
Midwives and other health care professionals need to have a deep understanding of the various lives childbearing women live in order to support them insightfully and practise in a nuanced manner. The Social Context of Birth has been revised, updated and enlarged to provide an essential understanding of the different...
Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science.
By Kevin White
With expanded coverage of Fleck and a new section on `Transformations of the Medical Profession', this updated Third Edition provides students with a sociologically-focussed and theoretically informed introduction
Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this textbook shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. Comes with access to access to videos, flashcards and further readings.
This volume investigates the features and challenges of medical discourse between medical professionals as well as with patients and in the media. By combining sociological and linguistic research, this book illustrates how linguists and translation specialists can build bridges between medical professionals and their patients.
There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life expectancy is 8 years shorter. The Indian is dying of infectious disease...
The role that the social and behavioural sciences play in the daily practice of dentistry is now an essential part of all dentistry training, but it can often seem distant from the reality of daily clinical practice.