Health Sociology Review

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, 2013

Active Ageing: A Right or a Duty?
The subject is not only the one who says I, but also the one who is aware of his right to say I. (Touraine, 2005, p. 114)The social construction of the population's ageing problem has revealed governments' economic and social difficulties (exacerbated...
Challenging Homogenous Representations of Rural Youth through a Reconceptualisation of Young Rural Tasmanian's Sexual Health Strategies
iscussion and debate around how best to encourage health-enhancing behaviours perhaps inevitably becomes embroiled in discus- sion about risk and health-risk behaviour. This reflects Beck (1989, 1992a, 1992b, 1999) and Giddens' (1990, 1994, 1998) argument...
Degrees of Difference: The Politics of Classifying International Medical Graduates
There is a scene in Stephen Frears' 2002 movie Dirty Pretty Things, where two men, in scrubs, are walking down a hospital corridor. One of the characters, Okwe, is a Nigerian doctor working in London as a taxi driver during the day and at the front desk...
Development of an Ethical Methodology for Post-Bushfire Research with Children
Introduction and plan of paperIn February 2009 there were catastrophic bushfires across the State ofVictoria, Australia. One hundred and seventy-three lives were lost leaving 16 children orphaned and many more injured and traumatised by their experiences....
Healthy Adults and Maternal Bodies: Reformulations of Gender in Australian Alcohol Guidelines
ender is a taken-for-granted and naturalised feature of public health discourse on drink- ing. Female drinkers are routinely addressed in terms of their vulnerability to the harmful effects of alcohol, a vulnerability which is understood as both biological...
Specialization Training Programs for Physician Assistants: Symbolic Violence in the Medical Field?
The physician assistant (PA) profession is well established in the United States healthcare system dating back to the late 1960s. The initial premise of this unique practitio- ner was a dependent adjunct to the physician taught in the medical model....
Strategies for Reinventing and Reinforcing the Disrupted Biography of People with HIV in Nepal
GLOBAL ANTI RETRO VIRAL COVERAGEThe World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) actively advocate for the provision of antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV by highlighting health as a fundamental human right...
The Responsibilisation of Food Security: What Is the Problem Represented to Be?
Food security' is a concept that has grown in recent years. It has received increased attention following recent food price spikes in 2007-2008 (Bello & Baviera, 2009; MacMillan & Dowler, 2011). Food security has become a motif to circumscribe...
The Status of Women in Naturopathy: A View from the United States and Australia
Historically both in the United States and Australia, white upper- and upper-middle class men dominated regular medicine or what by the early 20th Century became biomedicine. Due to affirmative action policies implemented in both countries beginning...
Understanding Parental Health Literacy and Food Related Parenting Practices
The topic of children's health has often received much attention, given the recog- nition that the early years of life set the foun- dation for future wellbeing (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2009). Good nutrition is important for...
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