Medical Technology Into Healthcare and Society: A Sociology of Devices, Innovation and Governance by A. Faulkner

Medical Technology Into Healthcare and Society: A Sociology of Devices, Innovation and Governance

byA. Faulkner

Hardcover | November 28, 2008

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From bandage to the bioreactor, this book looks at five different device technologies from inception to healthcare practice, drawing on medical sociology, science and technology studies and political science. It examines "evidence," regulation and governance processes, and diverse stakeholders in innovating the technologies that shape health care.

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ALEX FAULKNER is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Society, Health and Ethics, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.
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Title:Medical Technology Into Healthcare and Society: A Sociology of Devices, Innovation and GovernanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:November 28, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001718

ISBN - 13:9780230001718

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Table of Contents

Evidence and Governance of Health Technology * The World of Medical Devices * Artificial Hips: The Surveillance of Success * Infusion Pumps: Governing Life-Support Technology * The PSA Blood Test: Evidentiality Constructs Risk Governance? * Coagulometers: Healthcare Governance at Home * Tissue-Engineered Implant Technologies - 'Governation' of a New Technology Zone * Devising Healthcare Innovation * References * Index