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Health, Technology and Society

Uncertainty in Medical Innovation

Experienced Pioneers in Neonatal Care

Authors: Mesman, Jessica

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About this book

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a site where hi-tech medicine and vulnerable human beings come into close contact. Focusing on a number of medical and ethical challenges encountered by staff and parents, this book provides a new perspective on the complexity of these treatments and the inventiveness of those involved.

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JESSICA MESMAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society Studies, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Her research interests and publications include the anthropology of knowledge and empirical ethics in critical care medicine, particularly on issues of uncertainty and resources of resilience in patient safety.

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Winner of The Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2009

'[T]his book is a luminous example of the ethnographic method in healthcare research, of the power of observation and the salience of situated knowledges which the approach makes visible. It is most closely and faithfully observed, offering great detail and precision, while at the same time being written in a flowing and accessible style which engages the reader, drawing us into the action.' - Maggie Mort, Dept of Sociology & Division of Medicine, Lancaster University


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uncertainty in Medical Innovation
Book Subtitle
Experienced Pioneers in Neonatal Care
Authors
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59492-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230594920
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21672-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30366-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
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