Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors’ antibiotic prescribing

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Alex Broom , Jennifer Broom , Emma Kirby The prospect of an ‘antimicrobial perfect storm’ in the coming decades through the emergence and proliferation of multi-resistant organisms has become an urgent public health concern.

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Examining regional variation in the use of cancer screening in Germany

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Verena Vogt , Martin Siegel , Leonie Sundmacher The detection of cancer in its early latent stages can improve a patient’s chances of recovery and thereby reduce the overall burden of the disease.

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Does desire for hastened death change in terminally ill cancer patients?

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 111 Author(s): Barry Rosenfeld , Hayley Pessin , Allison Marziliano , Colleen Jacobson , Brooke Sorger , Jennifer Abbey , Megan Olden , Robert Brescia , William Breitbart Understanding why some terminally ill patients may seek a hastened death (a construct referred to as “desire for hastened death” or DHD) is critical to understanding how to optimize quality of life during an individual’s final weeks, months or even years of life.

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The geography of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A population-based study of Norway

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 111 Author(s): Thomas Halvorsen , Pål E.

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Prenatal smoking and genetic risk: Examining the childhood origins of externalizing behavioral…

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 111 Author(s): Melissa A.

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Payment reform and changes in health care in China

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 111 Author(s): Chen Gao , Fei Xu , Gordon G.

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Assessing access to care for transgender and gender nonconforming people: A consideration of…

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Taylor M.

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The breast-cancer-ization of cancer survivorship: Implications for experiences of the disease

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Kirsten Bell Numerous observers have commented on the cultural prominence of breast cancer in North America.

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The multiple truths about crystal meth among young people entrenched in an urban drug scene: A…

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Danya Fast , Thomas Kerr , Evan Wood , Will Small Transitions into more harmful forms of illicit drug use among youth have been identified as important foci for research and intervention.

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Hidden harms: Women’s narratives of intimate partner violence in a microbicide trial, South…

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Jonathan Stadler , Sinead Delany-Moretlwe , Thesla Palanee , Helen Rees In a context of high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV), trials of female-controlled technologies for HIV prevention such as microbicides may increase the possibility of social harms.

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The Spillover Effect of National Health Insurance on Household Consumption Patterns: Evidence…

Publication date: Available online 8 April 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jitian Sheu , Jui-fen Rachel Lu While providing financial risk protection was one of the major aims of introducing a National Health Insurance (NHI) program in Taiwan in 1995, one may also wonder how the households may exploit resources freed up and available to them as a result of reduced exposure to risk due to health insurance.

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Temporal effects of separation on suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Publication date: Available online 8 April 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Philip J.

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The effects of socioeconomic incongruity in the neighbourhood on social support, self-esteem…

Publication date: Available online 4 April 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): C.B.

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Willingness to pay for public health services in rural Central Java, Indonesia: Methodological…

Publication date: June 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 110 Author(s): Aiko Shono , Masahide Kondo , Hiroshi Ohmae , Ichiro Okubo In the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries, contingent valuation method (CVM) studies on willingness to pay (WTP) have been used to gather information on demand variation or financial perspectives alongside price setting, such as the introduction of user fees and valuation of quality improvements.

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