Medical Power and Social Knowledge

Author: Bryan S Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803975996
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies. Bryan S Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action and looks at the subject of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the pe

Handbook of Critical Psychology

Author: Ian Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317537181
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Choice Recommended Read Critical psychology has developed over time from different standpoints, and in different cultural contexts, embracing a variety of perspectives. This cutting-edge and comprehensive handbook values and reflects this diversity of approaches to critical psychology today, providing a definitive state-of-the-art account of the field and an opening to the lines of argument that will take it forward in the years to come. The individual chapters by leading and emerging scholars plot the development of a critical perspective on different elements of the host discipline of psychology. The book begins by systematically addressing each separate specialist area of psychology, before going on to consider how aspects of critical psychology transcend the divisions that mark the discipline. The final part of the volume explores the variety of cultural and political standpoints that have made critical psychology such a vibrant contested terrain of debate. The Handbook of Critical Psychology represents a key resource for researchers and practitioners across all relevant disciplines. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in psychology, psychosocial studies, sociology, social anthropology and cultural studies, and to discourse analysts of different traditions, including those in critical linguistics and political theory.

Psychology An International Discipline in Context Australian New Zealand Edition PDF

Author: Lynne Cohen
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 0170270092
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introductory texts in psychology present an opportunity to discover reasons for human behaviour and address the issues which impact upon their behaviour. This first Australian and New Zealand adaptation of the well respected Psychology 9th edition, by Bernstein et al. continues to strike a balance between classical and contemporary topics with an easy to read, comprehensive, research-oriented approach. The text takes an active learning approach with the use of hallmark pedagogical features such as Linkages, Focus on Research Methods, and Thinking Critically. Features enriching this adaptation include research, issues and examples of psychology relevant to the Australian and New Zealand regional perspective; indigenous research; graduate attributes and psychological literacy sections; other cultural and international considerations, and extended online appendices for searching psychology databases and careers in psychology.

Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals

Author: Michael J. Welch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471495604
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals is an up-to-date,authoritative reference that introduces key issues relating to theproduction and application of radiopharmaceuticals. The book coversa wide range of radiochemistry and clinical applications includingthe production of various radionuclides, positron emissiontomography (PET) and drug development. Discussions on the uses ofradiopharmaceuticals in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer andother diseases are also included. Features include: * 28 Chapters contributed by world-renowned experts in thefield * All aspects of radiopharmaceutical production and applicationsare discussed Written by internationally recognised authors, the Handbook ofRadiopharmaceuticals is an invaluable resource for advancedgraduates and researchers within radiochemistry, analytical andorganic chemistry, drug delivery and pharmacokinetics, biochemistryand pharmacology. This book will also be of interest to clinicians,radiologists and radiographers involved in nuclear medicine andradiology. Radiopharmaceuticals are being increasingly utilized assurrogate markers in drug evaluations. This book will be useful toscientists involved in drug development.

Handbook of Ecological Economics

Author: Joan Martínez-Alier
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783471417
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Handbook provides an overview of major current debates, trends and perspectives in ecological economics. It covers a wide range of issues, such as the foundations of ecological economics, deliberative methods, the de-growth movement, ecological macroeconomics, social metabolism, environmental governance, consumer studies, knowledge systems and new experimental approaches. Written by leading authors in their respective areas of specialisation, the contributions systematize the “state of the art” in the selected topics, and draw insights about new knowledge frontiers.

Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine

Author: Andrew Baum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521436861
Format: PDF, Docs
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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline combining psychology and clinical medicine. This important text collates international and interdisciplinary expertise to form a unique encyclopedic handbook to this field that will be valuable to medical practitioners as well as psychologists. To facilitate easy reference, the handbook's chapters are alphabetically organized with extensive crossreferencing. The first of three sections introduces the nonspecialist reader to broad areas of psychology relevant to the practice of medicine. The second and third sections examine behavioral factors in relation to practice by citing specific medical conditions. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in the psychological aspects of health care.