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Medicine, Health and Risk: Sociological Approaches

Jonathan Gabe (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-19484-2
188 pages
January 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
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The sociology of risk has only recently started to influence work in the area of health, illness and medicine and has considerable explanatory potential. Medicine, Health and Risk illustrates the value of this approach by providing case studies and overviews of health risks from medical interventions, occupational practices, social and domestic life and environmental hazards.
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1. Health, medicine and risk: The need for a sociological approach: Jonathan Gabe.

2. Perceptions of Health Risks and their Management.

3. The Risk Acceptability of Medical Interventions.

4. Social Movements, Public Health Risks and the Policy Process.

5. The Social Construction of Health Risks and their Regulation.

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Jonathon Gabe is a Senior Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published widely in the areas of mental health, health care professions, health policy and the mass media and health. He is a co-editor of the journal Sociology of Health and Illness.
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  • Unique in sociological literature
  • Encourages dialogue between sociology of health and sociology of risk
  • Addresses both personal and public health issues.
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