This fascinating book examines ‘cabin fever’ in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the greatest confinement of people to their homes in history.
Exploring the definitions and social and cultural history of cabin fever, the book discusses its origins emerging from physical afflictions like typhus through to the use of the term to refer to psychological responses to prolonged isolation or confinement. Offering insights on cabin fever in
different contexts (at sea, on land, in the air and in space) the book draws on an array of evidence of the impact of this folk syndrome. In the brunt of the pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that adapting to lockdown has become a matter of personal and public endurance and creativity. This
book provides an important account of the threat of cabin fever in the pandemic and provides the best-known antidotes for it.
This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.
In the context of substantial changes in health service policy and public health policy in England over the last two decades, Health Policy, Power and Politics fills an important gap by providing an up-to-date and accessible account of recent trends in health policies and a sociological analysis of
why these policies have taken the shape they have.
This book provides a theoretically informed analysis of key recent policy changes in England and how the interplay of powerful structural interests has influenced policy in health. It includes chapters on recent reforms in the NHS and the drift towards privatisation, policies aimed at enhancing
public and patient involvement, the regulation of the drug industry, medicalisation and mental health policy, the role and effect of the media and recent changes in social and environmental health policy. The analysis examines the influence of the State, professional medicine, the media, commercial
interests such as those of the pharmaceutical, food and fossil fuel industries, patient’s groups and the wider global environment.
While the key focus of the book is on England, the analysis drawn on by the author comes from a plethora of policy examples in health systems in high and low to middle income countries across the world. This widened context shines a light on the influence of globalisation and highlights both the
distinctive character of health policy in England, as well as the common themes it shares in a world-wide context.
How to Master the BMAT will help you to maximize your UK BMAT test score in the shortest time possible with the least possible effort. With over 400 practice questions including six mock tests, it focuses on core knowledge in six key areas:-aptitude and skills-maths-physics-chemistry-biology-writing
tasksAt the end of each section, a set of review questions enable you to identify and improve your weak areas before you sit the test, then once you are ready you can complete the practice papers that reflect the BMAT test. Candidates are supported throughout the book, and, where possible, every
question comes complete with its revision topics indicated in brackets, useful hints and expanded answers.
Bob Gates, Colin Griffiths, Helen Atherton, Su McAnelly, Paul Keenan, Sandra Fleming, Carmel Doyle, Michelle Cleary, Paul Sutton
This unique monograph, based on empirical research, used the oral history approach to explore the careers of 31 intellectual disability nurses from England and the Republic of Ireland; each with at least 30 years' experience. We sought to understand motives for such long service to nursing practice.
Some had worked in the intellectual disability hospitals of the 19th and 20th Centuries. In both jurisdictions these have almost closed and been replaced with smaller living configurations; subsequently few such nurses have experience of these institutions. This makes it important to hear their
stories, which were digitally recorded; now forming a unique collection in the Royal College of Nursing's archives. These oral histories when synthesised with prevailing discourse of intellectual disability nursing from literature, and research put into perspective contemporary nursing workforce
challenges faced by these nurses in both jurisdictions. Their stories are testament, amongst other things, to a strong 'sense of justice… doing the right thing and making a difference'. Some reported a 'very early interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities'. And at
'journey’s end' sadly, almost universally, they reported a sense of being 'undervalued'. Their narratives articulate enormous health and social care change witnessed over three decades or more. But above all else they give voice to commitment, dedication, and kindness to a vulnerable, and
often marginalised people, those with intellectual disabilities, as such it gives voice to otherwise 'Untold Stories'.
Mental illness can often be the driving force behind creativity. This relationship is never more apparent than in the memoirs of writers who have lived, worked and created with a mental illness. Mad Muse examines and unpicks this fascinating relationship, demonstrating that mental illness is often
intergenerational while the story of mental illness is intertextual.
The study begins with William Styron's iconic memoir Darkness Visible, moving through a succession of mental illness memoirs from some of the most important authors in the genre, including Kate Millett, Kay Redfield Jamison, Linda Sexton, Lauren Slater, Andrew Solomon and Elyn Saks.
From memoirs that blur the boundaries between historical truth and narrative truth to a first-person account of schizophrenia, Berman discusses the challenges of reading books which inspire hope and courage in many readers but may also sometimes have unintended consequences. In so doing, it
illuminates the complex, co-existing relationship between the arts and mental health and represents an invaluable contribution to the study of health humanities.
Eating disorders are situated at the complex interface of biology, medicine, culture, society, and politics, and are seen differently from each perspective. This book brings together discussions of eating, food, gender, sexuality and mental health through analysis of published autobiographical
narratives authored by men with experience of living with one of the main eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder) as well as associated mental health problems such as body dysmorphic disorder and depression. Written by a literary scholar, the book speaks with
authority on the value of literary narratives for much-needed qualitative research and training on the lived experience of eating disorders in men.
With its transnational and comparative focus on texts from the US, UK, Germany, and Austria, Men Writing Eating Disorders will appeal to readers working across the arts and humanities and science disciplines. Its interdisciplinary approach offers new insights for readers interested in autobiography,
illness narratives, Gender Studies and Critical Masculinity Studies; for scholars keen to explore the nexus of the arts, humanities and sciences within the emerging disciplines of Health Humanities and Medical Humanities; and for healthcare professionals and clinical researchers who recognize the
importance of personal narratives in training and practice.
Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong, Susan Markens, Miranda R. Waggoner
At a moment when reproduction is increasingly politicized, this volume explores the breadth of contemporary research on reproduction from the perspective of medical sociology, illuminating the lived experience of reproduction and offering insights to inform sociology and health policy.
Reproduction, Health, and Medicine elucidates the tensions and contradictions between the normal physiologic processes of pregnancy and birth and the sociocultural beliefs, values, and arrangements that shape how we experience these biological phenomena. Investigating a range of reproductive events
and experiences, including pregnancy, birth, abortion and fertility planning, the volume advances our understanding of how lay people and professionals make cultural meaning out of these processes in diverse settings. The chapters highlight how studies of reproduction, health, and medicine
interface with core sociological concepts such as stratification, inequality, intersectionality, family and kinship, risk, and social control, and how experiences of reproduction are shaped by gender, race, class, sexuality and citizenship, as well as culture, health care systems, and health
The Emergence of Modern Hospital Management and Organization in the World 1880s-1930s uses a range of empirical evidences and case studies drawn from previously unpublished archival sources to offer one of the first international comparative studies on the transformation and modernization of
hospital management globally, a century ago.
Focusing in the key years between the 1880s and the 1930s, when millions of people crossed the globe and created new large health care needs in the largest cities of the world, Paloma Fernández-Pérez analyzes core themes from a business history perspective, like organization, ownership
and the professionalization of management, to reach a new understanding about the history of modern large scale healthcare institutions from the United States to China, with particular attention to Spain.
The book analyses how varying institutional factors, as well as specific national elements, have influenced the application of Taylorist ideas about standardization, efficiency, and productivity, to large scale hospitals. It also demonstrates the complexities in the dissemination of Taylorist styles
of management in large hospitals in the world, by presenting the diversity of situations and how they depended not just on national differences but also on the balance of power of interest groups in private and public hospitals.
Grant T. Savage, Leonard H. Friedman, Jim Goes, Mattia Gilmartin
This volume assesses the impact of various forms of transparency for different health care stakeholders, whether providers, consumers, insurers, or purchasers. The Affordable Care Act in the United States mandates various forms of price transparency, in part, as a means to encourage value-based
purchasing and bundled payments. However, cost and operational transparency initiatives both in and outside the U.S. are of operational and strategic interest to both health care providers and executives. Through this volume, intended and unintended consequences of these emerging practices and
policies can be clearly understood and evaluated.