Sickle cell and thalassaemia: why social science is critical to improving care and service support.

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon en
dc.contributor.author Atkin, Karl en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T09:53:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-01T09:53:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, S.M. and Atkin, K. (2012) Sickle cell and thalassaemia: why social science is critical to improving care and service support. In: Dyson, SM and Atkin, K (2012) [eds] Genetics and Global Public Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Routledge, pp. 192-203 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415698139
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5549
dc.description.abstract For sickle cell and thalassaemia, social science is critical if we wish to understand the social context of - and how people experience - the two conditions. Sickle cell and thalassaemia are more than simply ‘being of’, ‘belonging to’ or ‘being at risk of’ a particular diagnostic category. Sickle cell and thalassaemia are an expression of how people interpret and negotiate their social experience (see, Kleinman, 1988). To be successful, policy and practices, wherever they are enacted, need to engage with this. By way of conclusion to this volume – and to help facilitate this - we indicate five ways, or five meanings, through which we signal this critical nature of social science and its potential value in working alongside more clinical paradigms to improve the care of those at risk of sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge (Taylor and Francis) en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.subject public health en
dc.subject global health en
dc.subject sickle cell en
dc.subject thalassaemia en
dc.subject sociology en
dc.subject critical realism en
dc.title Sickle cell and thalassaemia: why social science is critical to improving care and service support. en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell en
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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