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Hilário, Ana Patrícia (2017) Contestation, instrumental resistance and strategic conformation within the diagnostic process of Gender Dysphoria in Portugal. Health 21(5): 555-572. DOI: 10.1177/1363459317708826 In the Acknowledgements section of this article, the author would like to replace the word "practitioners" by "trans people". The final version should be read as: Acknowledgements The reflection developed drew on data collected in the frame of the European Research Council funded project TRANSRIGHTS: Gender citizenship and sexual rights in Europe: Transgender lives in transnational perspective...
May 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652182/risk-assessment-practice-within-primary-mental-health-care-a-logics-perspective
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Adam Flintoff, Ewen Speed, Susan McPherson
From the 1980s onwards, discourses of risk have continued to grow, almost in ubiquity. Ideas and practices of risk and risk aversion have extended to UK mental health care where services are expected to assess and manage risks, and high-quality clinical assessment has been revised to incorporate risk assessment. This article problematises practices of risk assessment in mental health provision, focussing on the base-rate problem. It presents an analysis of audio recordings of risk assessments completed within a primary care mental health service...
April 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651863/incarnation-and-the-dynamics-of-medical-promises-dhea-as-a-fountain-of-youth-hormone
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Boris Hauray, Sébastien Dalgalarrondo
For more than a decade, the sociology of hope and expectations has gained growing influence in the social studies of health, medicine, and healthcare. This literature has stressed the role of representations of the future-through images, metaphors, theories, or visions-in the medical sector and analyzed the translation of these discursive contents into social practices and organizations. This article builds on these results and intends to explore a dimension that has received less attention: the incarnation of medical promises...
April 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627990/the-daily-digital-practice-as-a-form-of-self-care-using-photography-for-everyday-well-being
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Liz Brewster, Andrew M Cox
Interest in the connection between involvement in digital communities and well-being has increased as these communities become more commonplace. Specific models of interaction that affect well-being have emerged; here, we examine one of those models, termed 'digital daily practice'. Digital daily practices involve a commitment to doing one thing - exercise, photography and writing - every day and sharing it online. Participants in these practices agree that they provide an unexpected benefit of improving well-being...
April 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552892/-disease-illness-affliction-don-t-know-ambivalence-and-ambiguity-in-the-narratives-of-young-people-about-having-acne
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Abi McNiven
The popular characterisation of acne as a mundane and insignificant feature of adolescence sits at odds with academic studies showing the detrimental impacts of the condition on people of various ages. Drawing from in-depth qualitative interviews with 13- to 25-year olds living in England, this article will consider some of the tensions between two messages about acne through the ambiguities in young people's narratives. Consistent with existing literature on skin conditions and visual differences more broadly, participants in the study recounted ways in which acne negatively shaped their lives socially and emotionally...
March 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536766/the-produsing-expert-consumer-co-constructing-resisting-and-accepting-health-related-claims-on-social-media-in-response-to-an-infotainment-show-about-food
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Jana Declercq, Stéphan Tulkens, Sarah Van Leuven
This article examines the Twitter and Facebook uptake of health messages from an infotainment TV show on food, as broadcasted on Belgium's Dutch-language public broadcaster. The interest in and amount of health-related media coverage is rising, and this media coverage is an important source of information for laypeople, and impacts their health behaviours and therapy compliance. However, the role of the audience has also changed; consumers of media content increasingly are produsers, and, in the case of health, expert consumers...
March 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536764/-i-tend-to-forget-bad-things-immigrant-and-refugee-young-men-s-narratives-of-distress
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Carla T Hilario, John L Oliffe, Josephine P Wong, Annette J Browne, Joy L Johnson
Distress among young immigrant and refugee men has drawn increasing research attention in recent years. Nuanced understandings of distress are needed to inform mental health and public health programming. The purpose of this research was to examine distress from the perspectives of young immigrant and refugee men living in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thirty-three young men (aged 15-22 years) from diverse immigrant and refugee backgrounds participated in interviews, which were conducted between 2014 and 2015...
March 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517399/active-ageing-emotional-care-and-the-threat-of-stigma-identity-management-in-older-adults-using-sleeping-medication-long-term
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Georgia Smith, Hannah Farrimond
Amid fears about the medicalisation of old age, the high prevalence of sleeping medication use in older cohorts is a significant public health concern. Long-term use is associated with a plethora of negative effects, such as cognitive impairment and risk of addiction. However, little is known about the lived experience of older adults using sleeping medication longer term. Episodic interviews lasting approximately 90 minutes were conducted with 15 independently living adults, aged 65-88 years, who were using sedative-hypnotic or tricyclic sleeping medication for more than 11 years on average...
March 1, 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232979/gendered-accounts-of-managing-diabetes-in-same-sex-relationships-a-discursive-analysis-of-partner-support
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Adam Jowett
The gendered dimensions of partner support in relationships where one partner has a chronic condition has been a recurring focus within the literature on gender and health. Such literature however typically focuses exclusively on heterosexual couples while same-sex relationships are rendered invisible, leading to the discourse around partner support being heteronormative. This article examines gendered dimensions within accounts of lesbian, gay and bisexual people with diabetes using a discursive psychological approach...
March 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401816/clinical-encounter-and-the-logic-of-relationality-reconfiguring-bodies-and-subjectivities-in-clinical-relations
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Karolina A Kazimierczak
This article critically examines the significance of relational approaches for sociological understandings of clinical interactions, relations and practices, by exploring the ways in which relational theories and concepts have been employed in the recent sociological accounts of clinical encounters to trouble the classical dyadic models of clinical interaction and the related atomistic conceptions of agency and accountability. Reading this work through the theoretical contributions from feminist science studies scholarship, and particularly the work of Donna Haraway and Karen Barad, the article proposes an alternative understanding of clinical interactions, relations and practices, where relations are conceived as constitutive of individuals (objects/bodies and their attributes/identities), rather than being constituted by encounters between individuals...
March 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111990/healthy-habits-are-no-fun-how-dutch-youth-negotiate-discourses-about-food-fit-fat-and-fun
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Noortje van Amsterdam, Annelies Knoppers
In this article, we use the notion of "biopedagogical practices" to explore how Dutch youth respond to health messages that focus on body weight. Previous studies suggest that such health messages encourage body dissatisfaction in youth. Few studies, however, focus on the local/cultural specificity of youth's responses to these biopedagogical practices. In this article, we address questions about the re-interpretation of and resistance to health messages that Dutch youth engage in and how these can be understood in their local context...
March 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111989/objecting-multiplicity-and-the-practice-of-physiotherapy
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Jenny Setchell, David A Nicholls, Barbara E Gibson
Drawing from Annemarie Mol's conceptulisation of multiplicity, we explore how health care practices enact their object(s), using physiotherapy as our example. Our concern is particularly to mobilise ways of practicing or doing physiotherapy that are largely under-theorised, unexamined or marginalised. This approach explores those actions that reside in the interstitial spaces around, beneath and beyond the limits of established practices. Using Mol's understanding of multiplicity as a theoretical and methodological driver, we argue that physiotherapy in practice often subverts the ubiquitous reductive discourses of biomedicine...
March 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111987/communities-of-clinical-practice-in-action-doing-whatever-it-takes
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Jessica Young, Chrystal Jaye, Tony Egan, Martyn Williamson, Anna Askerud, Peter Radue, Maree Penese
Burgeoning numbers of patients with long-term conditions requiring complex care have placed pressures on healthcare systems around the world. In New Zealand, complex patients are increasingly being managed within the community. The Community of Clinical Practice concept identifies the network of carers around an individual patient whose central participants share a common purpose of increasing that patient's well-being. We conducted a focused ethnography of nine communities of clinical practice in one general practice setting using participant observation and interviews, and examined the patients' medical records...
March 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090634/provisionally-pregnant-uncertainty-and-interpretive-work-in-accounts-of-home-pregnancy-testing
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Emily Ross
Upon their availability for purchase in the 1970s, home pregnancy testing devices were hailed as a 'revolution' for women's reproductive rights. Some authors, however, have described these technologies as further enabling the medicalisation of pregnancy and as contributing to the devaluing of women's embodied knowledge. The home pregnancy test is one of many technological devices encountered by women experiencing pregnancy in the United Kingdom today. Existing literature has described how engagement with medical technologies during pregnancy might address uncertainties experienced at this time, providing women with reassurance and alleviating anxieties...
January 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177266/social-ecology-of-resilience-and-sumud-of-palestinians
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Mohammad Marie, Ben Hannigan, Aled Jones
The aim of this article is to provide an overview of theoretical perspectives and practical research knowledge in relation to 'resilience', the resilience of Palestinians in particular and the related concept of 'Sumud'. 'Sumud' is a Palestinian idea that is interwoven with ideas of personal and collective resilience and steadfastness. It is also a socio-political concept and refers to ways of surviving in the context of occupation, chronic adversity, lack of resources and limited infrastructure. The concept of 'resilience' has deep roots, going back at least to the 10th century when Arabic scholars suggested strategies to cope with life adversity...
January 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111988/the-lived-experience-of-huntington-s-disease-a-phenomenological-perspective-on-genes-the-body-and-the-lived-experience-of-a-genetic-disease
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Niclas Hagen
The purpose of this article is to explore the intersections between genes, the body and the lived experience of a genetic disease. This article is based on empirical material from a study on how individuals affected by Huntington's disease experience their everyday life. This study identified two themes that represent and capture the experience of the affected individuals. The themes are (1) noticing symptoms in everyday life and (2) neither health nor disease. The analysis of the empirical material was performed by employing a theoretical framework based on phenomenology...
January 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895102/delaying-and-seeking-care-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-the-role-of-gender-family-and-morality
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Dana Zarhin
Social scientists have proposed various theories as to when, why, and how people come to seek medical care for multiple conditions. Yet, there is still little empirical research to illustrate the pathways into and out of care, especially for chronic illness. This article contributes to this body of work by exploring individuals' reasons for delaying and seeking care for obstructive sleep apnea, which despite being the most diagnosed sleep disorder, has been largely neglected by social scientists. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with 65 Jewish-Israeli obstructive sleep apnea patients, this study shows how intersections of gender, family, and morality shape and are shaped by care-seeking behavior...
January 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879342/tenacious-assumptions-of-person-centred-care-exploring-tensions-and-variations-in-practice
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Öncel Naldemirci, Doris Lydahl, Nicky Britten, Mark Elam, Lucy Moore, Axel Wolf
In recent decades, the 'tenacious assumptions' of biomedicine regarding the neutrality and universality of its knowledge claims have been significantly challenged by the growth of new collaborative and patient-focused models of Healthcare delivery. In this article, we discuss and critically reflect upon one such alternative Healthcare model developed at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care in Sweden. This centre uses three clinical routines of narrative, partnership and documentation to provide Healthcare to people recognized as unique individuals rather than patients...
January 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27491943/practices-of-partnership-negotiated-safety-among-couples-who-inject-drugs
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Jake Rance, Tim Rhodes, Suzanne Fraser, Joanne Bryant, Carla Treloar
Despite the majority of needle-syringe sharing occurring between sexual partners, the intimate partnerships of people who inject drugs have been largely overlooked as key sites of both hepatitis C virus prevention and transmission, and risk management more generally. Drawing on interviews with 34 couples living in inner-city Australia, this article focuses on participants' accounts of 'sharing'. While health promotion discourses and conventional epidemiology have tended to interpret the practice of sharing (like the absence of condom use) in terms of 'noncompliance', we are interested in participants' socially and relationally situated 'rationalities'...
January 2018: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233019/-the-expertness-of-his-healer-diagnosis-disclosure-and-the-power-of-a-profession
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Annemarie Jutel
Diagnosis is one of medicine's most important tools. It structures the relationship between patient and diagnostician, organises illness and provides access to resources. In this article, I reveal how the manner in which a serious diagnosis is revealed creates a kind of 'epistemic posture' reinforcing the power of medical knowledge, and contributing to medical authority. To achieve this, I explore historical material written by and for doctors about the disclosure of difficult diagnoses. Using historical data for sociological purposes follows Zerubavel, who asserts that phenomena should be studied across eras, media and cultures...
December 1, 2017: Health (London)
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