Do lay people view modern medicine as a fountain of hope or a font of despair? What are their experiences of modern medical care and technology, and how do their views and experiences differ across different social groups? Combining theoretical insights with a range of qualitative and ethnographic research, this volume examines lay experiences and evaluation of medicines and drugs, chronic illness and life-saving technology, and reproductive technologies. It also considers the growing popularity of complementary therapies as a potential challenge to orthodox medicine.
About the Author :
Simon Williams has contributed to Modern Medicine as an author.
SIMON WILLIAMS is Professor of Dramatic Art and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Michael Calnan has contributed to Modern Medicine as an editor. Michael Calnan is Professor of Medical Sociology in the SSPSSR at the University of Kent, UK. He has worked in medical sociology, health policy and health services research and training for over twenty years and published extensively about a range of health-related issues.
Rosemary Rowe is Service Improvement Manager for Bath and North East Somerset PCT. She has successfully developed a dual career in the fields of health services research and health care delivery, combining her academic research with extensive practical experience of service development and change management within the NHS
|Author:||Simon Williams, Simon J Williams, Michael Calnan|
|No. of Pages:||288|
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