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Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease


Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Series: At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries, Volume: 47
Volume Editors: Peter L. Twohig and Vera Kalitzkus

The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame. This book brings together scholars from various countries who are interested in deepening the interdisciplinary discourse on the subject. This book is the outcome of the 4th global conference on “Making Sense of: Health, Illness and Disease,” held at Mansfield College, Oxford, in July 2005.
This volume will be of interest to students in the medical humanities, researchers as well as health care provider who wish to gain insight into the various perspectives through which we can understand health, illness and disease.

It has been brought to our attention that in a chapter in this volume
“Media Treatment of Organ Donation: A Case Study in Switzerland” By Peter J. Schulz
direct reference and citation of the works of other scholars is often inconsistent and in some cases totally lacking. While we do not believe that it was the intention of the author of the article to misappropriate other persons’ material, we do admit that the chapter does not meet standards currently expected of an academic publication. We regret any misappropriation of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions in our publications and will remain vigilant to prevent this recurring in the future. We give notice that the chapter has been retracted and will not appear in any future editions of the book.
Brill, February 2016
Copyright Year: 2008

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Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities Volume: 47 Volume Editors: Peter L. Twohig and Vera Kalitzkus Publication Date: 01 Jan 2008 ISBN: 978-94-012-0591-7