Configuring Health Consumers: Health Work and the Imperative of Personal Responsibility

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorRoma Harris, Nadine Wathen, Sally Wyatt

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This book explore assumptions underpinning contemporary health policy discourses that emphasize personal responsibility for health, consider how they attach to changing information technologies, and discuss their influence on emerging forms of health ‘work’.

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This book explore assumptions underpinning contemporary health policy discourses that emphasize personal responsibility for health, consider how they attach to changing information technologies, and discuss their influence on emerging forms of health ‘work’.

ROMA HARRIS is Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has written extensively about the impact of gender and technology in librarianship and published several studies about the information needs of abused women. Currently, her work focuses on health information behaviour a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023025196X

ISBN - 13:9780230251960

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Table of Contents

Health(y) Citizenship: Technology, Work and Narratives of Responsibility; S.Wyatt, R.Harris & N.Wathen
In Sickness and in Health: Public and Private Responsibility for Health Care from Bismarck to Obama; L.Bella
Power to the Patient? A Critical Examination of Patient Empowerment Discourses; T.Veinot
Lay Knowledge: The Missing Middle of the Expertise Debates; S.Wilcox
The Rhetorical Work of Informed Choice in Midwifery: Situated Knowledges and the Negotiation of Healthcare Decisions; P.Spoel
Empowerment, Compliance, and the Ethical Subject in Dietetic Work; J.Gingras & L.Aphramor
Disorder Construction as Lay Work: Examining the Relationship Between Sleep Paralysis Construction and Help-Seeking Behaviours; C.Weisgerber
Facilitating Patients’ Hope Work Through Relationship: A Critique of the Discourse of Autonomy; P.Salander & C.Moynihan
The Work of Clinical Communication in Cancer Care; P.Salmon
Working for the Cure: Challenging Pink Ribbon Activism; M.Goldenberg
Impatient on the Net: Exploring the Genres of Internet Use for Health; M.Bakardjieva
Sourcing the Crowd for Health Experiences: Letting the People Speak or Obliging Voice Through Choice?; S.Adams
Working (IT) Out Together: Engaging the Community in E-Health Developments for Obesity Management; F.Henwood, L.Carlin, E.S.Guy, A.M.Marshall & H.Smith
Working to be Healthy: Empowering Consumers or Citizens?; R.Harris,N.Wathen& S.Wyatt
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