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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936931/patient-perspectives-on-transitions-of-surgical-care-examining-the-complexities-and-interdependencies-of-care
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Maynor G González, Kristin N Kelly, Ann M Dozier, Fergal Fleming, John R T Monson, Adan Z Becerra, Christopher T Aquina, Christian P Probst, Bradley J Hensley, Nick Sevdalis, Katia Noyes
This study examined a thematic network aimed at identifying experiences that influence patients' outcomes (e.g., patients' satisfaction, anxiety, and discharge readiness) in an effort to improve care transitions and reduce patient burden. We drew upon the Sociology and Complexity Science Toolkit to analyze themes derived from 61 semistructured, longitudinal interviews with 20 patients undergoing either a benign or malignant colorectal resection (three interviews per patient over a 30-day after hospital discharge)...
October 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933677/exploring-health-work-a-critical-action-perspective
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John Hassard, Paula Hyde, Julie Wolfram Cox, Edward Granter, Leo McCann
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe a hybrid approach to the research developed during a multi-researcher, ethnographic study of NHS management in the UK. Design/methodology/approach This methodological paper elaborates a hybrid approach to the sociological analysis - the critical-action theory - and indicates how it can contribute to the critical health management studies. Findings After exploring the various theoretical, methodological and philosophical options available, the paper discusses the main research issues that influenced the development of this perspective and the process by which the critical-action perspective was applied to the studies of managerial work in four health service sectors - acute hospitals, ambulance services, community services and mental healthcare...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923521/why-do-people-with-mental-distress-have-poor-social-outcomes-four-lessons-from-the-capabilities-approach
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Richard Brunner
Macro level data indicate that people experiencing mental distress experience poor health, social and economic outcomes. The sociology of mental health has a series of dominant competing explanations of the mechanisms at personal, social and structural levels that generate these poor outcomes. This article explains the limitations of these approaches and takes up the challenge of Hopper (2007) who in this journal proposed the capabilities approach as a means of normatively reconceptualising the experiences of people with mental distress, with a renewed focus on agency, equality and genuine opportunity...
September 8, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915841/is-there-room-for-resilience-a-scoping-review-and-critique-of-substance-use-literature-and-its-utilization-of-the-concept-of-resilience
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REVIEW
Katherine Rudzinski, Peggy McDonough, Rosemary Gartner, Carol Strike
Research in the area of illicit substance use remains preoccupied with describing and analyzing the risks of people who use drugs (PWUD), however more recently there has been a drive to use a strengths-based or resilience approach as an alternative to investigating drug use. This leads us to ask: what can be known about PWUD from the point of view of resilience? The objective of this scoping review is to analyze how the concept of resilience is defined, operationalized, and applied in substance use research...
September 15, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906547/reflexive-convention-civil-partnership-marriage-and-family
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Brian Heaphy
Drawing on an analysis of qualitative interview data from a study of formalized same-sex relationships (civil partnerships) this paper examines the enduring significance of marriage and family as social institutions. In doing so, it intervenes in current debates in the sociology of family and personal life about how such institutions are undermined by reflexivity or bolstered by convention. Against the backdrop of dominating sociological frames for understanding the links between the changing nature of marriage and family and same-sex relationship recognition, the paper analyses the diverse and overlapping ways (including the simple, relational, strategic, ambivalent and critical ways) in which same-sex partners reflexively constructed and engaged with marriage and family conventions...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905883/acceptable-applications-of-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-among-israeli-pgd-users
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Shachar Zuckerman, David A Zeevi, Sigal Gooldin, Gheona Altarescu
The use of PGD technology to select against genetic disorders and traits is increasing. Although PGD may eliminate some of the obstacles related to conservative options of prenatal diagnosis, it can raise personal, social and moral questions. Ethical issues concerning the justified uses of PGD are a subject of ongoing debate among medical and bioethical communities. Although attitudes toward the acceptable uses of PGD were evaluated among population groups worldwide, bioethics councils were criticized for ignoring public perspectives...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903692/authoritarianism-institutional-confidence-and-willingness-to-engage-in-collective-action-a-multinational-analysis
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Elliot Weiner, Christopher M Federico
The antecedents of collective action have received considerable attention in psychology, political science, and sociology. However, few studies have addressed the extent to which individual differences in psychological needs, motives, and traits predict collective action tendencies. In the present study, we focus on an especially important individual difference: authoritarianism. We examined three key hypotheses: (1) that authoritarianism would be associated with lower willingness to engage in collective action (net of other factors known to predict protest), (2) that the negative relationship between authoritarianism and collective action would be stronger among the politically engaged; and (3) that the negative relationship between authoritarianism and collective action would be weaker among those who lacked confidence in major social institutions...
March 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901202/intellectual-disability-hate-crime-and-other-social-constructions-a-view-from-south-yorkshire
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Alex McClimens, Jacqui Brewster
The category of hate crime is a recent legislative response to the increasing levels of antisocial, criminal and discriminatory behaviours and practices that target a wide spectrum of individuals on the basis of their identification within certain minority sociological subcultures. People with intellectual disability are often targeted for this kind of behaviour. Here, we report on an evaluation of one English city's efforts to instigate a street-based scheme to offer some security and protection to its intellectually disabled citizens...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899143/book-review-the-unhappy-divorce-of-sociology-and-psychoanalysis-diverse-perspectives-on-the-psychosocial-the-unhappy-divorce-of-sociology-and-psychoanalysis-diverse-perspectives-on-the-psychosocial-edited-by-chancer-lynn-andrews-john-new-york-palgrave-macmillan
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895137/bringing-radical-behaviorism-to-revolutionary-brazil-and-back-fred-keller-s-personalized-system-of-instruction-and-cold-war-engineering-education
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Atsushi Akera
This article traces the shifting epistemic commitments of Fred S. Keller and his behaviorist colleagues during their application of Skinnerian radical behaviorism to higher education pedagogy. Building on prior work by Alexandra Rutherford and her focus on the successive adaptation of Skinnerian behaviorism during its successive applications, this study utilizes sociologist of science Karin Knorr Cetina's concept of epistemic cultures to more precisely trace the changes in the epistemic commitments of a group of radical behaviorists as they shifted their focus to applied behavioral analysis...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892746/urban-social-exclusion-and-mental-health-of-china-s-rural-urban-migrants-a-review-and-call-for-research
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REVIEW
Jie Li, Nikolas Rose
China's internal rural-urban migrants experience social exclusion that may have significant mental health implications. This has historically been exacerbated by the hukou system. Echoing recent calls for interdisciplinary research on the interdependencies of urbanization and mental health, this review examines evidence of rural-urban migrants' mental health status in comparison with nonmigrants and its association with various dimensions of social exclusion. We found conflicting evidence on the mental health status of migrants in comparison with nonmigrants, but strong evidence that social exclusion is negatively associated with migrants' mental health: limited access to full labour rights and experience of social stigma, discrimination and inequity were the most significant factors...
September 8, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890450/regarding-bioethics-i-a-sociology-of-morality-i
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Raymond De Vries
C. Wright Mills said that when done well, sociology illuminates the intersection of biography and history. This essay examines how the author's vocational choices and career path were shaped by historical circumstance, leading him to a degree in sociology and to participation in the odd and interesting interdiscipline of bioethics. Drawing on a distinction between sociology in bioethics and sociology of bioethics, the essay considers the value of sociology to the bioethical project.
2017: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887329/the-abdication-of-king-edward-viii-a-study-of-estrangement-between-an-adult-son-and-elderly-mother
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Robert C Abrams
In this article the Abdication of King Edward VIII of Great Britain and his estrangement from the dowager Queen Mary are reconsidered as prototypes of intergenerational conflict arising from a collision of values between an adult child and an elderly mother. Historical materials on the Abdication and other respected secondary sources, including biographies of key individuals, were consulted, and the limited sociological and clinical literature on estrangement between elderly parents and adult children was referenced...
September 8, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880376/-luck-chance-and-happenstance-perceptions-of-success-and-failure-amongst-fixed-term-academic-staff-in-uk-higher-education
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Vik Loveday
What does it mean to attribute success to 'luck', but failure to personal deficiency? In 2015/16, more than 34 per cent of academic employees in UK higher education institutions were employed on temporary contracts, and the sector itself has undergone a substantial transformation in recent years in terms of expansion, measurement, and marketization. Based on two waves of interviews conducted with fixed-term academic employees at different career stages, the article explores the narrativization of success and failure amongst staff working at the 'sharp end' of the so-called neoliberal academy...
September 7, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880372/the-making-of-a-moral-economy-women-s-views-of-monetary-transactions-in-an-egg-sharing-for-research-scheme
#15
Erica Haimes, Robin Williams
There are growing debates about the appropriateness of offering money in exchange for the provision of bodily materials for clinical treatment and research. The bioethics literature and many practice guidelines have generally been opposed to such entanglement, depicting the use of money as contaminating, creating undue inducement, exploitation and commodification of the human body. However, two elements have been missing from these debates: (i) the perspectives of those people providing bodily materials when money is offered; and (ii) systematic empirical engagement with the notion of 'money' itself...
September 7, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880371/cultures-of-choice-towards-a-sociology-of-choice-as-a-cultural-phenomenon
#16
Ori Schwarz
The article explores different ways to conceptualize the relationship between choice and culture. These two notions are often constructed as opposites: while sociologies of modernization (such as Giddens') portray a shift from cultural traditions to culturally disembedded choice, dispositional sociologies (such as Bourdieu's) uncover cultural determination as the hidden truth behind apparent choice. However, choice may be real and cultural simultaneously. Culture moulds choice not only by inculcating dispositions or shaping repertoires of alternatives, but also by offering culturally specific choice practices, ways of choosing embedded in meaning, normativity, and materiality; and by shaping attributions of choice in everyday life...
September 7, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880349/-parental-alienation-and-the-controversy-surrounding-psychiatric-diagnostics
#17
C Migchels, D De Wachter
The phenomenon of parental alienation can arise when a child allies with one parent and refuses to have contact with the other parent. The concept has attracted a great deal of attention over the last few years. There has been controversy about whether parental alienation should be recognised as a psychiatric syndrome of the alienated child caught up in a conflict between supporters and opponents.<br/> AIM: To try to determine whether parental alienation belongs to psychiatric diagnostics.<br/> METHOD: We made a careful study of various databases in order to find literature relating to parental alienation...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877617/workforce-flexibility-in-defence-of-professional-healthcare-work
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Sarah Wise, Christine Duffield, Margaret Fry, Michael Roche
Purpose The desirability of having a more flexible workforce is emphasised across many health systems yet this goal is as ambiguous as it is ubiquitous. In the absence of empirical studies in healthcare that have defined flexibility as an outcome, the purpose of this paper is to draw on classic management and sociological theory to reduce this ambiguity. Design/methodology/approach The paper uses the Weberian tool of "ideal types". Key workforce reforms are held against Atkinson's model of functional flexibility which aims to increase responsiveness and adaptability through multiskilling, autonomy and teams; and Taylorism which seeks stability and reduced costs through specialisation, fragmentation and management control...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876964/flourishing-an-evolutionary-concept-analysis
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Christine Agenor, Norma Conner, Karen Aroian
PURPOSE: Mental health is an important measure of public health (WHO, 2004); however, nursing practice and research continues to prioritize mental illness, rather than well-being (Wand, 2011). Flourishing is a recent concept in the field of well-being. The term has been used sparingly in nursing practice and research, and conceptual clarification is needed to promote comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon. The purpose of this study is to critically analyze flourishing, assess the maturity of the concept, and provide recommendations for future research, education, and practice...
September 6, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876450/what-has-become-of-critique-reassembling-sociology-after-latour
#20
Tom Mills
This paper offers a defence of sociology through an engagement with Actor Network Theory (ANT) and particularly the critique of 'critical' and politically engaged social science developed by Bruno Latour. It argues that ANT identifies some weaknesses in more conventional sociology and social theory, and suggests that 'critical' and 'public' orientated sociologists can learn from the analytical precision and ethnographic sensibilities that characterize ANT as a framework of analysis and a research programme...
September 6, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
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