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Sociology of Health Professions
This series centres on the production of high quality, original work in the sociology of health professions with an innovative focus on the likely future direction of such professions.
Books in the series cover a wide range of associated health professional areas, and encompass interrelated health fields such as social care, as well as medicine, nursing and the allied health professions.
The aims of the series are:
- inform and stimulate debate about issues in the sociology of health professions
- influence policy development and practice in the fields concerned
- make a significant contribution to academic thinking in the sociology of health
- produce original national/international work of recognised high quality
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Call for proposals
Series editors Mike Saks and Mike Dent are inviting proposals for books drawing on international academic perspectives on health professions with a view towards influencing future social change. We are keen to receive submissions on areas such as comparative health organisation, complementary and alternative medicine, health care governance, health leadership and management, and users in health care.
- Davina Allen, Cardiff University, UK
- Nelson Barros, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
- Debby Bonnin, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Ray De Vries, University of Michigan, US
- Jean-Louis Denis, Université de Montréal, Canada
- Jonathan Gabe, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Guido Giarelli, Università degli Studi "Magna Graecia", Italy
- Miwako Hosoda, Seisa University, Japan
- Ian Kirkpatrick, Warwick Business School, UK
- Donald Light, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, US
- Susan Nancarrow, Southern Cross University, Australia
- Mirko Noordegraaf, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
- Stephanie Short, University of Sydney, Australia
A Comparative Study of England and Canada
Health and legal experts from England and Canada consider the influence of medical doctors on reforms in this comparative study. With reflections on participation since the inception of publicly-funded healthcare systems, they show how the status of doctors affects change.
A Sociological Perspective
Drawing on case studies from optometrists, physiotherapists, pedorthists and allied health assistants, this book offers an innovative comparison of allied health occupations in Australia and Britain. Adopting a theory of the sociology of health professions, it explores how the allied health professions can achieve their professional goals.
The Invisible Providers of Health Care
This original collection analyses the global experience of health care support workers (HSWs) and examines their interface with the health professions, regulatory practice risks, employment challenges and the dilemmas of an ageing population. Crucial future policy recommendations are also made for a world becoming increasingly dependent on HSWs.
Bringing together leading academics worldwide, this collection compares and critically examines the ways in which different countries are regulating healthcare in general, and health professions in particular, in the interest of users and the wider public.