Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Drugs, cancer and end-of-life care: A case study of pharmaceuticalization?

Publication date: Available online 2 December 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Courtney Davis There is evidence from some countries of a trend towards increasingly aggressive pharmacological treatment of patients with advanced, incurable cancer.

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The impact of using computer decision-support software in primary care nurse-led telephone…

Publication date: February 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 126 Author(s): Jamie Murdoch , Rebecca Barnes , Jillian Pooler , Valerie Lattimer , Emily Fletcher , John L.

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Interdisciplinary promises versus practices in medicine: The decoupled experiences of social…

Publication date: February 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 126 Author(s): Mathieu Albert , Elise Paradis , Ayelet Kuper This paper explores social scientists’ and humanities (SSH) scholars’ integration within the academic medical research environment.

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Inequalities in social capital and health between people with and without disabilities

Publication date: February 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 126 Author(s): Johanna Mithen , Zoe Aitken , Anne Ziersch , Anne M.

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What binds biosociality? The collective effervescence of the parent-led conference

Publication date: February 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 126 Author(s): Rebecca Dimond , Andrew Bartlett , Jamie Lewis Questions of community are central to many research settings in the social sciences.

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Latent and manifest empiricism in Q’eqchi’ Maya healing: A case study of HIV/AIDS

Publication date: February 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 126 Author(s): James B.

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Big-pharmaceuticalisation: Clinical trials and Contract Research Organisations in India

Publication date: Available online 26 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Salla Sariola , Deapica Ravindran , Anand Kumar , Roger Jeffery The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights [TRIPS] agreement aimed to harmonise intellectual property rights and patent protection globally.

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Practices used for recommending sickness certification by General Practitioners: A conversation…

Publication date: Available online 3 December 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Hannah C.

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The determinants of dentists’ productivity and the measurement of output

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Nils Gutacker , Anthony Harris , David Brennan , Bruce Hollingsworth Improving the productivity of the healthcare system, for example by taking advantage of scale economies or encouraging substitution of expensive specialist personnel with less expensive workers, is often seen as an attractive way to meet increasing demand within a constrained budget.

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Sick of our loans: Student borrowing and the mental health of young adults in the United States

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Katrina M.

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Do community health workers perceive mechanisms associated with the success of community case…

Publication date: Available online 26 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Thomas Druetz , Kadidiatou Kadio , Slim Haddad , Seni Kouanda , Valéry Ridde The use of community health workers to administer prompt treatments is gaining popularity in most sub-Saharan African countries.

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New technology and illness self-management: Potential relevance for resource-poor populations…

Publication date: Available online 5 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Henry Lucas Advances in technology have made it possible for many standard diagnostic and health monitoring procedures, traditionally carried out by qualified personnel within medical facilities, to be reliably undertaken by patients or carers in their own homes with a minimum of basic training.

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Dealing with uncertainty and high prices of new medicines: A comparative analysis of the use of…

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Alessandra Ferrario , Panos Kanavos Managed entry agreements are a set of instruments used to reduce the impact of uncertainty and high prices when introducing new medicines.

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The physical and social determinants of mortality in the 3.11 tsunami

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Daniel P.

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