Challenging Medicine

Front Cover
Jonathan Gabe, David Kelleher, Gareth Williams
Routledge, 1994 - Political Science - 199 pages
0 Reviews
Challenging Medicine offers a lively appraisal of the current challenges to the dominance of medicine in the health service and analyzes their effects on the status and practice of health professionals. In particular, it assesses the challenges posed from within the health care system by nurses and managers and from outside forces ranging from alternative practitioners and self-help groups to the women's movement and the media.
Edited and written by experienced medical sociologists, Challenging Medicine will provide a valuable text for medical sociology students as well as for health care professionals in training and in practice.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1994)

Stefan Timmermans is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. His interests include death and dying, healthcare technologies and standardisation. He is the author of "Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR" (Temple, 1999) and co-author (with Marc Berg) of "The Gold Standard: A Sociological Exploration of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care" (Temple, forthcoming).

Jonathan Gabe is Reader of Social and Political Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests include health care organisation, chronic illness and mental health. He is the author of "Going Private" (with Michael Calnan and Sarah Cant) (Open University Press, 1993) and a number of edited collections including "Medicine, Health and Risk" (Blackwell, 1995), "Health and Sociology of Emotions" (with Veronica James) (Blackwell, 1996) and "Theorising Health, Medicine and Society" (with Simon Williams and Michael Calnan) (Routledge, 2000).

Gareth Williams is the owner of one of the most extensive collections of chess memorabilia in Europe, a collection that includes sets, boards, clocks, cards, prints, photos, ceramics, and more. He is author of The Amazing Book of Chess and is also a regular contributor to Chess Monthly and The Chess Collector magazines.

Bibliographic information