Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Displays of authority in the clinical consultation: A linguistic ethnographic study of the…

Publication date: Available online 18 July 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Deborah Swinglehurst The introduction of computers into general practice settings has profoundly changed the dynamics of the clinical consultation.

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Infancy, autism, and the emergence of a socially disorder body

Publication date: Available online 22 July 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Gregory JS.

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Brief encounters: Assembling cosmetic surgery tourism

Publication date: Available online 26 June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Ruth Holliday , David Bell , Olive Cheung , Meredith Jones , Elspeth Probyn This paper reports findings from a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, mixed methods project which explores empirically and theoretically the rapidly growing but poorly understood (and barely regulated) phenomenon of cosmetic surgery tourism (CST).

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Can individual conditions during childhood mediate or moderate the long-term cognitive effects…

Publication date: Available online 5 July 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Thomas Fritze , Gabriele Doblhammer , Gerard J.

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Suicide and the 2008 economic recession: who is most at risk? Trends in suicide rates in…

Publication date: Available online 15 July 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Caroline Coope , David Gunnell , William Hollingworth , Keith Hawton , Nav Kapur , Vanessa Fearn , Claudia Wells , Chris Metcalfe The negative impacts of previous economic recessions on suicide rates have largely been attributed to rapid rises in unemployment in the context of inadequate social and work protection programmes.

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The politics of tuberculosis and HIV service integration in Ghana

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 117 Author(s): Joshua Amo-Adjei , Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme , Hannah Fosuah Amo , Kofi Awusabo-Asare The need to integrate TB/HIV control programmes has become critical due to the comorbidity regarding these diseases and the need to optimise the use of resources.

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The social life of health records: Understanding families’ experiences of autism

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 117 Author(s): Amber M.

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Exploring socio-cultural factors that mediate, facilitate, & constrain the health and…

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 117 Author(s): Sara Edge , K.

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The influence of gender equality policies on gender inequalities in health in Europe

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 117 Author(s): Laia Palència , Davide Malmusi , Deborah De Moortel , Lucía Artazcoz , Mona Backhans , Christophe Vanroelen , Carme Borrell Few studies have addressed the effect of gender policies on women’s health and gender inequalities in health.

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Dream vs. reality: Seven case-studies on the desirability and feasibility of cross-border…

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 117 Author(s): Irene A.

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HIV prevention and marriage: Peer group effects on condom use acceptability in rural Kenya

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 116 Author(s): Julia Cordero Coma The twofold function of condom use – contraception and sexually transmitted disease protection – should be taken into account when understanding attitudes towards this practice.

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The convergent validity of three surveys as alternative sources of health information to the…

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 116 Author(s): Joanna Taylor , Liz Twigg , Graham Moon Censuses have traditionally been a key source of localised information on the state of a nation’s health.

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Does more equitable governance lead to more equitable health care? A case study based on the…

Publication date: Available online 12 July 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Margaret Kelaher , Hana Sabanovic , Camille La Brooy , Mark Lock , Dean Lusher , Larry Brown

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An empirical analysis of White privilege, social position and health

Publication date: September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 116 Author(s): Naa Oyo A.

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