Health, Technology and Society

Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society

A Sociology of Devices, Innovation and Governance

Authors: Faulkner, A.

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From bandage to the bioreactor, this book looks at five different device technologies from inception to healthcare practice, drawing on medical sociology, science and technology studies and political science. It examines 'evidence', regulation and governance processes, and diverse stakeholders in innovating the technologies that shape health care.

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ALEX FAULKNER is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Society, Health and Ethics, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK.

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“The book represents informative reading for the STS scholars interested in knowledge claims and expertise, and of course those interested in the life-course of medical devices, particularly on a meso or macro level. … Further, this work would surely help to paint a more complete picture of the medical innovation process that would be valuable to regulators and policy makers in this area, and even designers of health devices.” (Conor M. W. Douglas, Science Studies, Issue 1, 2012)

'Faulkner has...given us a broad-ranging scholarly analysis of a topic that will never cease to fascinate and challenge modern societies...[the] book brings a significant contribution to the current literature on health technology and society' - Sociology of Health and Illness


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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society
Book Subtitle
A Sociology of Devices, Innovation and Governance
Authors
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-22836-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230228368
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00171-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28008-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 238
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