Health & Risk

Alaszewski, Andy (2006) Health & Risk. In: Taylor-Gooby, Peter F. and Zinn, Jens O., eds. Risk in Social Science. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9780199285969. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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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: 10 Jun 2014 15:31
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