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Medicines and Society

Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 256
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15 May 2008

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15 June 2008

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Britten places medicines in their social context, and considers the range of influences on prescribing and the sociology of health and illness. Exploring issues such as 'the meaning of medicines' and 'alternative...

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Britten places medicines in their social context, and considers the range of influences on prescribing and the sociology of health and illness. Exploring issues such as 'the meaning of medicines' and 'alternative treatments', the book provides important reading for students across a range of disciplines interested in medicines and society.

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Broad approach which includes self care and complementary medicine
?Balanced treatment of benefits and harms of medicines
?Accessible and well written

Introduction: Medicines in Time and Space
Self-care and Complementary Therapies
Medicines in the Lifeworld
The Development and Licensing of Medicines
Information about Medicines
Prescribing
Patient-Professional Communication
Collective Action
Balance between System and Lifeworld.

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NICKY BRITTEN is Professor in Applied Healthcare Research at the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK.

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NICKY BRITTEN is Professor in Applied Healthcare Research at the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK.

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