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Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth CenturyTransnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344575
eISBN:
9781447344629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book provides a transnational perspective on intellectual disability in the twentieth century with contributions from distinguished authors in 14 countries across 5 continents. Each chapter ... More

Inequality and African-American HealthHow Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Shirley A. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322818
eISBN:
9781447322849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Institutionalized racism adversely affects the health of African Americans, and it operates through multiple institutions, e.g., the medical system, the criminal justice system, and families. This ... More

Care in everyday lifeAn ethic of care in practice

Care in everyday life: An ethic of care in practice

Marian Barnes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428233
eISBN:
9781447307686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428233.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Care has been struggled for, resisted and celebrated. The failure to care in ‘care services’ has been seen as a human rights problem and evidence of malaise in contemporary society. But care has also ... More

Trusting on the edgeManaging uncertainty and vulnerability in the midst of serious mental health problems

Trusting on the edge: Managing uncertainty and vulnerability in the midst of serious mental health problems

Patrick Brown and Michael Calnan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428899
eISBN:
9781447307556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428899.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Trust is fundamental to everyday interactions and the functioning of society, but it is particularly relevant within healthcare contexts. An increased awareness of the limitations of medical ... More

Shaping Health PolicyCase Study Methods and Analysis

Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Mark Exworthy, Stephen Peckham, Martin Powell, and Alison Hann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book examines the role that case studies play in understanding and explaining British health policy. Overall, the chapters cover the key health policy literatures in terms of the policy process, ... More

Legalising drugsDebates and dilemmas

Legalising drugs: Debates and dilemmas

Philip Bean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423757
eISBN:
9781447302698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423757.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Government policy has steadfastly been against drug legalisation, but increasingly critics have argued that this is unsustainable. This book is a timely examination of the issues this raises. ... More

Teenage pregnancyThe making and unmaking of a problem

Teenage pregnancy: The making and unmaking of a problem

Lisa Arai

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420749
eISBN:
9781447303688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420749.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the last decades of the 20th century, successive British governments have regarded adolescent pregnancy and childbearing as a significant public health and social problem. Youthful pregnancy was ... More

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDSGlobal issues and policy responses

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Ruth Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book focuses on the experiences and perspectives of children and young people who care for a parent with HIV in the global North and South. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research from the UK ... More

Welfare and well-beingSocial value in public policy

Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research on well-being reveals the significance of personal relationships, trust and participation to sustain quality of life, yet it is the economic model that remains the dominant basis for ... More

Well-beingIn search of a good life?

Well-being: In search of a good life?

Beverley Searle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348876
eISBN:
9781447304241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

We are often told that ‘money can't buy happiness’. But if money is not the answer, then what is? This book considers this question by examining empirical data stretching back almost ten years. ... More

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