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Domestic violence and health: The response of the medical profession

Emma Williamson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342157
eISBN:
9781447302148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book explores the issue of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women who are victims of domestic violence. There is a growing interest by healthcare professionals and researchers in the ... More


The governance of female drug users: Women's experiences of drug policy

Natasha Du Rose

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781847426727
eISBN:
9781447307839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426727.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is about the ways in which the governance of illicit drug use shapes female dependent drug users’ lives. It argues female drug users’ subjectivities, and hence their experiences, are shaped ... More


Case study 2: mandatory flour fortification with folic acid

Mark Lawrence

in Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691975
eISBN:
9780191748806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691975.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Mandatory flour fortification with folic acid (MFFFA) is a controversial public health policy intervention for reducing the risk for certain women having a neural tube defect-affected pregnancy. It ... More


Constructing the obesity epidemic: loose science, money and public health

Alison Hann and Stephen Peckham

in Public health ethics and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421029
eISBN:
9781447303114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the way obesity has been constructed as a public health problem. It suggests that this depiction of obesity contains masked value judgements and the evidence base for it is ... More


The criminalisation of intoxication1

Fiona Measham and Karenza Moore

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

At the heart of British drug policy lies a prohibitionist stance that prioritises the relationship between drugs and crime, resulting in both increased medicalisation based on outdated notions of ... More


‘Gothic nightmare’:: Madness and public policy from the 18th century

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in Scandal, social policy and social welfare: 2nd, Rev. Ed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347466
eISBN:
9781447303312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347466.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter provides the essential background against which the scandals that took place in mental-health institutions in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s can be understood and assessed. In ... More


Introduction

Philip Bean

in Legalising drugs: Debates and dilemmas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423757
eISBN:
9781447302698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423757.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

According to Mark Kleiman (2008), there are things that could be done about drug policy that would reduce the numbers in prison, and the extent of drug abuse and drug-related crime, but legalisation ... More


Harm reduction, medicalisation and decriminalisation

Philip Bean

in Legalising drugs: Debates and dilemmas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423757
eISBN:
9781447302698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423757.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses harm reduction, medicalisation and decriminalisation, the three reformative, rather than radical features of the debate. These fit more easily into those proposals that soften ... More


Explaining Health, Illness, and Society: Theoretical Approaches

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The first part of this chapter is about emergence of SOHM and the second part engages in details with four major sociological theories postulating the relations between society, health and medicine. ... More


Domestic violence and the medical profession

Emma Williamson

in Domestic violence and health: The response of the medical profession

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342157
eISBN:
9781447302148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter considers the statistical prevalence of domestic-violence-related injuries; dilemmas in screening, policy, and protocols; feminist criticisms of the health interaction; stigmatisation; ... More


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