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Private complaints and public health : Richard Titmuss on the National Health Service - Ann Oakley

Private complaints and public health

Richard Titmuss on the National Health Service

By: Ann Oakley (Editor), Jonathan Barker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2004
ISBN: 9781861345615
Number Of Pages: 256

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Richard Titmuss was one of the twentieth century's foremost social policy theorists. This accessible Reader is the first compendium of his work on public health, health promotion and health inequalities. Most of Titmuss's work has been out of print for many years. This volume, like its predecessor, Welfare and wellbeing (The Policy Press, 2001), is important in bringing the work of this highly influential thinker to the attention of a new generation of social policy students and policy makers. It also enhances current debates about how complex societies can best provide for the health of all their citizens.

"It is important that students have access to the original writing of the 'greats' in social policy. This book, combining Titmuss's essays with contemporary commentaries by eminent academics, is an excellent example of how best to do this." Martin Powell, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Sources of extractsp. v
Notes on editors and contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Prologue: The experience of being a patientp. 13
Social medicine and social inequalityp. 19
Infant mortalityp. 27
The social disease of juvenile rheumatismp. 33
Health and social change: the example of rheumatic heart diseasep. 43
War and diseasep. 55
The National Health Servicep. 59
Towards a national hospital servicep. 65
The policy backgroundp. 73
The structure of the NHS in Englandp. 85
The NHS and general practicep. 93
The ethics and economics of medical carep. 103
The sociology of health carep. 115
Medical behaviour, science and the NHSp. 123
The hospital and its patientsp. 133
'Therapeutic' drugsp. 143
Planning for ageingp. 151
Health, values and social policyp. 161
Choice and the welfare statep. 167
The gift of bloodp. 175
Medical ethics and social change in developing societiesp. 183
Health and the welfare statep. 191
Epilogue: Richard Titmuss's contribution to the sociology of health and illnessp. 201
General bibliographyp. 209
Bibliography of work by Richard Titmussp. 225
Richard Titmuss: further readingp. 231
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781861345615
ISBN-10: 1861345615
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th June 2004
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61