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Risking Antimicrobial Resistance

A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences

Editors: Jensen, Carsten Strøby, Beck Nielsen, Søren, Fynbo, Lars (Eds.)

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  • Offers a new perspective on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in societyProvides refreshingly different approaches to a major global health problem, using social scientific methodology and incorporating a one health theme 
  • Explores the socio-cultural underpinnings of antibiotic resistance
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About this book

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to be one of the greatest threats to public health in the twenty-first century. In this context, understanding the reasons why perceptions of antibiotic risk differ between different groups is crucial when it comes to tackling antibiotic misuse. This innovative volume gathers together chapters written by sociologists, psychologists and linguists with the common aim of examining the social factors that affect use of antibiotics among humans and animals. A unique focus on Denmark – one of the world’s most progressive countries when it comes to antibiotic regulation – as well as Europe more broadly, makes this book a valuable resource for regulatory deliberations on future antibiotic policy to effectively combat AMR.

About the authors

Carsten Strøby Jensen is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Søren Beck Nielsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Lars Fynbo is a researcher at VIVE—The Danish Centre for Social Science Research, Denmark.

Reviews

“The book effectively assesses antimicrobial resistance from the One Health perspective using studies from both the human and veterinary medical fields. … The book uniquely describes the reasons antimicrobials are used from the perspective of both human and veterinary medicine. … This well-written book could serve as a resource for understanding the social factors affecting antimicrobial use and consumption in humans and animals.” (Pamela A. Foral, Doody's Book Reviews, January 04, 2019)
“This edited volume offers a new perspective on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Focussing mostly on Denmark but also including comparisons with Italy, Spain, and France, the volume approaches antibiotic use and regulation from the dual angles of one health and social sciences research on risk.” (Dr Claas Kirchhelle, Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Risking Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Study of Antibiotic Use and Its Societal Aspects

    Pages 1-24

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby (et al.)

  • Dealing with Explicit Patient Demands for Antibiotics in a Clinical Setting

    Pages 25-40

    Nielsen, Søren Beck

  • Antibiotics in France and Italy: A Linguistic Analysis of Policies and Practices Compared to Danish Standards

    Pages 41-60

    Kragh, Kirsten A. Jeppesen (et al.)

  • Talk on Cough: Symptom, Sign and Significance in Acute Primary Care

    Pages 61-77

    Lindell, Johanna

  • ‘To Prescribe or Not to Prescribe’ is Not the Only Question: Physician Attitudes Towards Antibiotics and Prescription Practices in Spain

    Pages 79-93

    Oliveira, Sandi Michele (et al.)

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eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90656-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90655-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08067-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risking Antimicrobial Resistance
Book Subtitle
A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences
Editors
  • Carsten Strøby Jensen
  • Søren Beck Nielsen
  • Lars Fynbo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90656-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90656-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90655-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08067-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 220
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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