Alaszewski, A.M. (2006) Health & Risk. In: Taylor-Gooby, P.F. and Zinn, Jens O, eds. Risk in Social Science. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9780199285969.
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In this chapter, I review current research on health and health care. In the opening section I consider the importance of risk in the development of health care, especially the ways in which the medical profession has used it to establish a dominant role, and the development of epidemiology as the main method of health risk analysis. The in second section I examine the current health risk agenda. In the third section I review four areas of health risk research: patient safety, medical knowledge, risk communications, the media. In the final section I identify two emerging areas of risk research, trust, and health futures.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Health, Risk|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies|
|Depositing User:||Paula Loader|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jun 2008 16:56|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:12|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3576 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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