The Resource Hope in health : the socio-politics of optimism, Alan Petersen

Hope in health : the socio-politics of optimism, Alan Petersen

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Hope in health : the socio-politics of optimism
Title
Hope in health
Title remainder
the socio-politics of optimism
Statement of responsibility
Alan Petersen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The language of hope permeates contemporary health and healthcare. It is believed that patients who are hopeful are more likely to recover, and health professionals endeavour to 'instil' or 'manage' hope in patients. The rhetoric of hope is extensively employed in marketing medical tests, treatments and devices. Despite this focus on hope in health, sociologists and other social scientists have failed to offer a systematic analysis of the discourses of hope and related practices.This book is the first to explore the socio-politics of hope in the contexts of health and healthcare. It highlights the significance of technological promise in contemporary conceptions of hope, making reference to examples such as stem cell treatments, medical testing, personal risk management, the use of self-tracking devices, and anti-ageing treatments and longevity research. The book concludes by arguing for scholars to take more seriously the significance of 'hope' in the contexts of health and healthcare"--
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1953-
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Petersen, Alan R.
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.P447 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Palgrave (Firm)
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  • Social medicine
  • Hope
  • Medical innovations
  • Well-being
  • Social Medicine
  • Hope
  • Inventions
  • Sociological Factors
  • Delivery of Health Care
Label
Hope in health : the socio-politics of optimism, Alan Petersen
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The Politics of Hope in Health -- 2. The Power of Hope -- 3. Technologies of Hope -- 4. Hope in Optimising Health -- 5. Hope of Immortality -- 6. Hope in the Future
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 175 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137313867
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99963466194
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12204987
Label
Hope in health : the socio-politics of optimism, Alan Petersen
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The Politics of Hope in Health -- 2. The Power of Hope -- 3. Technologies of Hope -- 4. Hope in Optimising Health -- 5. Hope of Immortality -- 6. Hope in the Future
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 175 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137313867
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99963466194
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12204987

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