Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

The policy work of piloting: Mobilising and managing conflict and ambiguity in the English NHS

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 179 Author(s): Simon Bailey, Kath Checkland, Damian Hodgson, Anne McBride, Rebecca Elvey, Stephen Parkin, Katy Rothwell, Dean Pierides In spite of their widespread use in policy making in the UK and elsewhere, there is a relatively sparse literature specifically devoted to policy pilots.

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A visual analysis of gender bias in contemporary anatomy textbooks

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Rhiannon Parker, Theresa Larkin, Jon Cockburn Empirical research has linked gender bias in medical education with negative attitudes and behaviors in healthcare providers.

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Does educational attainment shape reactions to genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease? Results…

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Matthew A.

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The impact of transitions in insurance coverage on GP visiting among children in Ireland

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Anne Nolan, Richard Layte The use of direct out-of-pocket payments to finance general practitioner (GP) care by the majority of the population in Ireland is unusual in a European context.

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The socio-political context of migration and reproductive health disparities: The case of early…

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Kate Coleman-Minahan Prior research often explains the lower risk of early sexual initiation among foreign-born Mexican-origin young women by a patriarchal and sexually conservative “traditional Latino culture.” This definition overlooks structural factors such as exploitation of migrant workers, and conflates gender inequality and sexual expectations.

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Spatio-temporal neighborhood impacts on internalizing and externalizing behaviors in U.S….

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Jamie L.

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Tolerance of uncertainty: Conceptual analysis, integrative model, and implications for…

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Marij A.

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Welfare reform negatively impacts the health of single moms

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Kimberly Narain, Marianne Bitler, Ninez Ponce, Gerald Kominski, Susan Ettner The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 imposed time limits on the receipt of welfare cash benefits and mandated cash benefit sanctions for failure to meet work requirements.

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The sociology of space as a catalyst for innovation in the health sector

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Trust Saidi, Katusha de Villiers, Tania S.

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Bureaucratization and medical professionals’ values: A cross-national analysis

Publication date: Available online 15 March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Girts Racko Understanding the impact of the bureaucratization of governance systems on the occupational values of medical professionals is a fundamental concern of the sociological research of healthcare professions.

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The social logic of naloxone: Peer administration, harm reduction, and the transformation of…

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Rachel Faulkner-Gurstein This paper examines overdose prevention programs based on peer administration of the opioid antagonist naloxone.

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Stability and change in disease prestige: A comparative analysis of three surveys spanning a…

Publication date: Available online 14 March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Dag Album, Lars E.F.

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Depressive symptomatology and fall risk among community-dwelling older adults

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Geoffrey J.

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An intersectional approach to multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity (MAIH) and…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Maria Wemrell, Shai Mulinari, Juan Merlo

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