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Sickle Cell and the Social Sciences: Health, Racism and Disablement
(Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2019-04-15)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe chronic illness and one of the world’s most common genetic conditions, with 400,000 children born annually with the disorder, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Brazil, the Middle ...
Sickle cell and thalassaemia: global public health issues come of age.
(Taylor and Francis, 2011-08)
It is with great pleasure that, as guest and current editor respectively, we introduce Ethnicity and Health’s collection on the haemoglobin disorders sickle cell and thalassaemia. Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among ...
Lessons for intermediate and low prevalence areas in England from the Ethnicity Questions and Antenatal Screening for sickle cell / thalassaemia [EQUANS] study
This study evaluates a temporary research-based intervention of universal ante-natal screening for sickle cell/thalassaemia in two areas of England of intermediate (1.29 per 10,000) and low (0.18 per 10,0000) expected ...
The new genetics and professional identities in international context
(Department of Sociology, University of Goteburg, Sweden, 1999)
This paper is concerned with the formation of and processes of changes in professional identities, especially those professional groups associated with the new genetics, be they learned scientific professions, clinicians ...
Sickle cell anaemia and deaths in custody in the UK and USA
An unexplained death in custody represents an important focal point for public scrutiny of the criminal justice system, especially when excess deaths occur in those of minority ethnic descent. Sickle cell anaemia is a ...
Assessing Latour: The case of the sickle cell body in history
The work of Bruno Latour has animated debates in sociology, anthropology and philosophy over several decades, whilst attracting criticisms of the ontological, epistemological and political implications of his focus on ...
Sickle cell and thalassaemia: why social science is critical to improving care and service support.
(Routledge (Taylor and Francis), 2012-01)
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’, ...
Valuing people with sickle cell disease
Employers need to be flexible when managing sickle cell disease in the workplace and sensitive to the risks of discrimination. Diana De, Simon Dyson and Karl Atkin offer evidence-based guidance and recommendations.
Achieve equity in access to sickle cell services
(EMAP Publishing Limited, 2013-11-26)
Greater priority, and appropriate resources, need to be accorded to the provision of sickle cell and thalassaemia services. Sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders are among the most common genetic conditions in the world. ...
Genetics and Global Public Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.
(Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2012-01)
Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s most common genetic conditions. They are especially common in Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. They affect all ethnic groups but they particularly ...