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  1. Medical Technologies and the Life World

    The social construction of normality

    Edited by Sonia Olin Lauritzen, Lars-Christer Hyden

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    Although the use of new health technologies in healthcare and medicine is generally seen as beneficial, there has been little analysis of the impact of such technologies on people’s lives and understandings of health and illness. This ground-breaking book explores how new technologies not only...

    Published November 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  2. Lifestyle in Medicine

    By Emily Hansen, Gary Easthope

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    In Western societies, 'lifestyle' as an explanation for health and illness has become increasingly popular. Lifestyle in Medicine explores the ambiguity of the term 'lifestyle' and the way it is conceived and applied within medicine. Based on real doctor-patient consultations and...

    Published November 21st 2006 by Routledge

  3. Ayurvedic Herbs

    A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional Indian Medicine

    By Virginia M Tyler, M.S. Premila

    A single-source reference on the most important and best-investigated Ayurvedic herbs This book examines the clinical information available on more than 60 Ayurvedic herbs to determine how their use in traditional Indian medicine is supported by modern scientific study. Plants are grouped according...

    Published October 18th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music

    Edited by Neil Lerner, Joseph Straus

    Disability, understood as culturally stigmatized bodily difference (including physical and mental impairments of all kinds), is a pervasive and permanent aspect of the human condition. While the biology of bodily difference is the proper study for science and medicine, the meaning that we attach to...

    Published September 27th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Promoting Young People’s Sexual Health

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Roger Ingham, Peter Aggleton

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    Valuable contributions on different aspects of sexual and reproductive health among young people are presented in this book, with a focus on developing country contexts. Key discussions on issues relating to young people and their sexual activities are brought together in one volume, ...

    Published September 21st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Disability Rights and Wrongs

    By Tom Shakespeare

    Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end. Drawing on a...

    Published August 31st 2006 by Routledge

  7. Breastfeeding in Hospital

    Mothers, Midwives and the Production Line

    By Fiona Dykes

    'Breast is best' is today’s prevailing mantra. However, women – particularly first-time mothers – frequently feel unsupported when they come to feed their baby. This new experience often takes place in the impersonal and medicalized surroundings of a hospital maternity ward where women are 'seen to...

    Published August 17th 2006 by Routledge

  8. The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics

    From Bench to Bedside

    Learn the facts behind the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of controversial cannabis therapeuticsThe Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics: From Bench to Bedside sets aside the condemnation and hysteria of society’s view of cannabis to concentrate on the medically sound aspects of cannabis...

    Published July 19th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills

    Pharmaceutical Companies and the Medicalisation of Normal Life

    By Jörg Blech

    This is a highly accessible and reassuring account of how the pharmaceutical industry is redefining health, making it a state that is almost impossible to achieve. Many normal life processes – states as natural as birth, ageing, sexuality, unhappiness and death – are systematically being...

    Published June 15th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Reality of Nursing Research

    Politics, Practices and Processes

    Edited by Davina Allen, Patricia Lyne

    Focusing on the nurse researcher's dual role as practitioner and researcher, as well as research ethics and the relationship between practitioner and academic agendas, The Reality of Nursing Research helps to: locate the practical dilemmas of nursing research in historical and policy context...

    Published June 15th 2006 by Routledge