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New Technologies in Health Care Challenge, Change and Innovation

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ISBN-10: 1403991308

ISBN-13: 9781403991300

Edition: 2006

Authors: Andrew Webster, Sally Wyatt, Sally Wyatt

List price: $130.00
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A unique, pathbreaking collection that provides the first, detailed and comprehensive analysis of the implications of new health technologies for society, the delivery of health care, and the very meaning of health itself. It is based on new, critical social science research integrated according to core themes, making it accessible and engaging. It will be of especial value to students and researchers in Social Science, Health Studies and medical schools.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 275
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Ray 'Rabbits' Warren is one of the most experienced sports broadcasters in Australia.

Sally Wyatt is Program Leader of the e-Humanities Group at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowldgements
Series Editors'
Preface
List of Contributions
New Technologies in Health Care: Opening the Black Bag
Genetic Risk, Reproduction and Identity
The Genetic Iceberg: Risk and Uncertainty
Navigating the Troubled Waters of Prenatal Testing Decisions
Genetic Ambivalence: Expertise, Uncertainty, and Communication in the Context of New Genetic Technologies
Information and Empowerment
'Pathways to the Doctor' in the Information Age: The Role of ICTS in Contemporary Lay Referral Systems
Desperately Seeking Certainty: Bone Densitometry, The Internet and Healthcare Contexts
Telemedicine, Telecare, and the Future Patient: Innovation, Risk And Governance
Patient 'Expertise' and Innovative Health Technologies
Making Sense of Mediated Information: Empowerment and Dependency
Innovation, Context and Meaning
Time, Place and Settings: Negotiating Birth, Childhood and Death
Replacing Hips and Lenses: Surgery, Industry and Innovation in Post War Britain
Access, Agency and Normality: The Wheelchair and the Internet as Mediators of Disability
Regulation and Evaluation of IHTS
Understanding the 'Productivity Crisis' in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Over-Regulation or Lack of Innovation?
Regulating Hybridity: Policing Pollution in Tissue Engineering and Transpecies Transplantation
Cultural Politics and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science
Regulation and the Positioning of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Evaluation as an Innovative Health Technology
Blibliography
Index