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Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (June 2012)
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

2012 AJN (American Journal of Nursing) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.

In the 1960s, English physician and committed Christian Cicely Saunders introduced a new way of treating the terminally ill that she called “hospice care.&rd...(Read More)
Governing the Female Body
Governing the Female Body (January 2010)
Gender, Health, and Networks of Power
Lori Reed - Editor
Paula Saukko - Editor

A feminist and Foucauldian analysis of a variety of emerging gendered discourses.

Drawing on Foucault’s notion of governmentality, this collection explores relations between the intimate governance of bodies and political governance. The contributors offer empirically grounded yet theoretically sophisticated case studies showing how gendered, racialized, and socioeconomic agendas structure medical and s...(Read More)

The Body in Medical Culture
The Body in Medical Culture (April 2009)
Elizabeth Klaver - Editor

2010 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Engages critically with historical and contemporary representations of the medicalized human body.

How do concepts and constructions of the body shape people’s experiences of agency and objectification within medical culture? As an object of scrutiny, the medicalized body occupies center stage in the work of doctors, nurses, medical examiners, and ...(Read More)
What If Medicine Disappeared?
What If Medicine Disappeared? (January 2008)
Gerald E. Markle - Author
Frances B. McCrea - Author

Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.

In this thought-provoking book, sociologists Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea ask what would happen if Western medicine were to disappear. Using a rigorous and imaginative method—a thought experiment—Markle and McCrea evaluate medicine’s impact on mortality and our national heal...(Read More)

Two in a Bed
Two in a Bed (July 2006)
The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing
Paul C. Rosenblatt - Author

A fascinating look at the social experience of sharing a bed with another person.

Millions of adults sleep with another adult, but what does it mean to share a bed with someone else, and how does it affect a couple’s relationship? What happens when one partner snores? Steals the sheets? Prefers to sleep in the nude? To address these and other questions, Paul C. Rosenblatt asked couples to describ...(Read More)
Hospital Transports
Hospital Transports (May 2005)
A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862
Laura L. Behling - Edited and with an introduction by

Details the reactions of men and women serving aboard a hospital transport ship during the American Civil War.

The care of the sick, wounded, and dying during the American Civil War was a complex endeavor that brought ordinary men and women into contact with the terror of the battlefield. Hospital Transports is a compilation of letters and other papers written by physicians and nurses serving aboard the Union h...(Read More)
Negotiating the Holistic Turn
Negotiating the Holistic Turn (February 2005)
The Domestication of Alternative Medicine
Judith Fadlon - Author

Examines the growing popularity of alternative medicine as a personal health care option.

Alternative medicine, once an anti-establishment outsider, has enjoyed such growing popularity in recent years that it has generated a new medical industry, complete with adherents, practitioners, researchers, lobbyists, and regulations. As it has grown, alternative medicine has gradually assumed a different position in the provi...(Read More)
The End of Modern Medicine
The End of Modern Medicine (December 2001)
Biomedical Science under a Microscope
Laurence Foss - Author

Proposes a radically reconfigured medical model centered on mind-body interaction.

The End of Modern Medicine
chronicles the work of a small, influential band of medical theorists and clinicians who over the past decade have sought to redress the physical fundamentalism of the biomedical model that shaped their professional training. Laurence Foss challenges the prevailing medical model whereby mind and body are esse...(Read More)
Pathological Gambling
Pathological Gambling (March 2000)
The Making of a Medical Problem
Brian Castellani - Author

This first book on the history of gambling examines how it became a major social problem in the United States, and how it was made into a medical disorder.

Although pathological gambling has been a field of study and treatment for over forty years, its story has remained unwritten. That is until now. Brian Castellani is the first to write a book on its history and its medicalization.

Drawing on five years of research, Castellani...(Read More)
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