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The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality

The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality Author Davina Allen
ISBN-10 9781119276340
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 168
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The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality presents a series of research-informed readings on the sociological contributions of technologies, practices, experiences, and organizational quality and safety across a range of healthcare contexts. Represents the first collection of peer-reviewed research articles showcasing ways that sociology can contribute to the ongoing policy concern of healthcare safety and quality Features original contributions from leading experts in healthcare related fields from three continents Reveals the state-of-the art in sociological analyses of contemporary healthcare safety and quality along with future directions in the field Offers sociological insights from the perspectives of managers, clinicians, and patients



The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care  A Critical Approach Author Rose Weitz
ISBN-10 9781111828790
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 432
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Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 6e delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that includes both micro and macro-level topics. The text exposes the ethical dilemmas of modern health care and challenges students to think analytically, while its unique critical perspective enables readers to question their previously held beliefs about health and illness. Dr. Weitz’s thorough discussions of health and medicine emphasize the effects of power and how social forces create illness, affect our ideas about the meaning of illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and impact the work and social position of health care workers. The text focuses on health within the United States, but also examines global health care issues. It uses sociological perspective to thoroughly examine the social construction and cultural forces of health and illness, the social determinants and consequences of health status, and how health care systems operate in other parts of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Ageing Dementia and the Social Mind

Ageing  Dementia and the Social Mind Author Paul Higgs
ISBN-10 9781119397878
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 168
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A groundbreaking exploration of the sociology of dementia — with contributions from distinguished international scholars and practitioners. Organised around the four themes of personhood, care, social representations and social differentiation, Ageing, Dementia and the Social Mind provides a critical look at how modern concepts and assumptions regarding dementia can benefit from sociology and other disciplines. This collection addresses the gaps in our sociological knowledge of dementia and provides a forum for the development of new themes and perspectives within the health social sciences. This important work breaks new ground in giving specific attention to the social and cultural dimensions of responses to dementia. A valuable and long overdue addition to the literature on medical sociology, Ageing, Dementia and the Social Mind will undoubtedly have broad international appeal to academics, researchers and higher-level students of gerontology, health, nursing and social work, as well as those employed within social and health care.



The Sociology of Medical Science and Technology

The Sociology of Medical Science and Technology Author Mary Ann Elston
ISBN-10 0631204474
Release 1997-12-30
Pages 224
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Contributors examine the relationship between science and clinical practice; the development, assessment and regulation of health care technologies; and the implications of the 'new genetics'.



Encyclopedia of Disability

Encyclopedia of Disability Author Gary L Albrecht
ISBN-10 9780761925651
Release 2005-10-07
Pages 2936
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Collects over one thousand entries that provide insight into international views, experiences, and expertise on the topic of disability.



Medical technology into healthcare and society

Medical technology into healthcare and society Author Alex Faulkner
ISBN-10 0230001718
Release 2009-01-15
Pages 238
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From bandage to the bioreactor, this book looks at five different device technologies from inception to healthcare practice, drawing on medical sociology, science and technology studies and political science. It examines "evidence," regulation and governance processes, and diverse stakeholders in innovating the technologies that shape health care.



Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance

Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance Author Debbie Weston
ISBN-10 9781118973554
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 144
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Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five ‘essential skills clusters’ that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. This highly visual and dynamic book is a thorough resource for nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of this important part of nursing. Written by experienced infection prevention and control specialist nurses, it provides a concise and simple approach to a vast and complex subject, and equips the reader with key information in relation to various aspects of infection prevention and control practice. Provides a snap-shot of the application of infection prevention and control in practice and the key infections affecting patients in both acute and primary care A uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staff Includes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websites Available in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision



Health Illness and the Social Body

Health  Illness  and the Social Body Author Peter E. S. Freund
ISBN-10 NWU:35556038606257
Release 2003
Pages 436
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This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness. This text covers a range of contemporary issues in the field including the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa, the health impacts of globalization and inequality, the dominance of the medical establishment in U.S. health care policies and institutional arrangements, health care reform, AIDS, women's care, and environmental and occupational issues. For anyone interested in a theoretical interpretation of health and illness in today's society.



Situated Intervention

Situated Intervention Author Teun Zuiderent-Jerak
ISBN-10 9780262029384
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 248
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An exploration of sociological research that is neither "detached" nor "engaged"; a new approach to sociological knowledge production, with examples from health care.



The Invisible Work of Nurses

The Invisible Work of Nurses Author Davina Allen
ISBN-10 9781317934790
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 154
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Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients – whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent – that modern day nursing is defined. Yet nursing work extends far beyond direct patient care activities. Across the spectrum of locales in which they are employed, nurses, in numerous ways, support and sustain the delivery and organisation of health services. In recent history, however, this wider work has generally been regarded as at best an adjunct to the core nursing function, and at worse responsible for taking nurses away from their ‘real work’ with patients. Beyond its identity as the ‘other’ to care-giving, little is known about this element of nursing practice. Drawing on extensive observational research of the everyday work in a UK hospital, and insights from practice-based approaches and actor network theory, the aim of this book is to lay the empirical and theoretical foundations for a reappraisal of the nursing contribution to society by shining a light on this invisible aspect of nurses’ work. Nurses, it is argued, can be understood as focal actors in health systems and through myriad processes of ‘translational mobilisation’ sustain the networks through which care is organised. Not only is this work an essential driver of action, it also operates as a powerful countervailing force to the centrifugal tendencies inherent in healthcare organisations which, for all their gloss of order and rationality, are in reality very loose arrangements. The Invisible Work of Nurses will be interest to academics and students across a number of fields, including nursing, medical sociology, organisational studies, health management, science and technology studies, and improvement science.



Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East

Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East Author Hector Avalos
ISBN-10 UVA:X002623708
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 463
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Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East book for free.



Achieving STEEEP Health Care

Achieving STEEEP Health Care Author David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACP
ISBN-10 9781466565371
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 310
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Winner of a 2014 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! Reaching America’s true potential to deliver and receive exceptional health care will require not only an immense and concerted effort, but a fundamental change of perspective from medical providers, government officials, industry leaders, and patients alike. The Institute of Medicine set forth six primary "aims" to which every participant in the American healthcare system must contribute: health care must be safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered. Presented as the acronym STEEEP, the collective realization of these goals is to reduce the burden of illness, injury, and disability in our nation. Baylor Health Care System is committed to doing its part and has adopted these six aims as its own. Achieving STEEEP Health Care tells the story of Baylor Health Care System’s continuing quality journey, offering practical strategies and lessons in the areas of people, culture, and processes that have contributed to dramatic improvements in patient and operational outcomes. This book also discusses newer approaches to accountable care that strive to simultaneously improve the patient experience of care, improve population health, and reduce per capita costs of health care. Provides the perspectives of senior leaders in the areas of corporate governance, finance, and physician and nurse leadership Supplies strategies for developing and supporting a culture of quality, including systems and tools for data collection, performance measurement and reporting Includes service-line examples of successful quality improvement initiatives from reducing heart failure readmissions to coordinating cancer care Outlines approaches to accountable care and improved population health and well-being



Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up Author Dan Zuberi
ISBN-10 9780801469817
Release 2013-09-20
Pages 184
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To cut costs and maximize profits, hospitals in the United States and many other countries are outsourcing such tasks as cleaning and food preparation to private contractors. In Cleaning Up, the first book to examine this transformation in the healthcare industry, Dan Zuberi looks at the consequences of outsourcing from two perspectives: its impact on patient safety and its role in increasing socioeconomic inequality. Drawing on years of field research in Vancouver, Canada as well as data from hospitals in the U.S. and Europe, he argues that outsourcing has been disastrous for the cleanliness of hospitals—leading to an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections, a leading cause of severe illness and death—as well as for the effective delivery of other hospital services and the workers themselves. Zuberi’s interviews with the low-wage workers who keep hospitals running uncover claims of exposure to near-constant risk of injury and illness. Many report serious concerns about the quality of the work due to understaffing, high turnover, poor training and experience, inadequate cleaning supplies, and on-the-job injuries. Zuberi also presents policy recommendations for improving patient safety by reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infection and ameliorating the work conditions and quality of life of hospital support workers. He makes the case that hospital outsourcing exemplifies the trend towards “low-road” service-sector jobs that threatens to undermine society’s social health, as well as the physical health and well-being of patients in health care settings globally.



Children and Families in Health and Illness

Children and Families in Health and Illness Author Marion E. Broome
ISBN-10 9780803959033
Release 1998-03-09
Pages 363
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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.



A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health Author Teresa L. Scheid
ISBN-10 9781139484541
Release 2009-11-16
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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.



Contested Illnesses

Contested Illnesses Author Phil Brown
ISBN-10 9780520950429
Release 2011-12-26
Pages 352
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The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated and prevented. This thought-provoking book crosses disciplinary boundaries by engaging with both public health policy and social science, asserting that science, activism, and policy are not separate issues and showing how the contribution of environmental factors in disease is often overlooked.



Medical talk and medical work

Medical talk and medical work Author Paul Atkinson
ISBN-10 IND:30000041285689
Release 1995-08-11
Pages 164
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Recent years have seen the development of a sociology of medical knowledge, including the construction of medical opinion, the fabric of medical discourse, and the medical construction of the body. This volume both assesses and contributes to this sociological understanding of medical practice. Underlying the analysis is research on the work of hematologists, offering a rich resource for understanding the complexities and contradictions between physical bodies and social embodiment, medical talk, and technical apparatus. Using this material, the author skillfully demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of the existing understanding of medical knowledge. Among the issues explored are: