Social Organization of Mental Illness by Lindsay Prior
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Social Organization of Mental Illness
By Lindsay Prior

The Social Organization of Mental Illness

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Social Organization of Mental Illness by Lindsay Prior

Book Description

This thought-provoking book examines the organization of medical and social services for people with serious psychiatric disorders. It focuses on the current transition from hospital-centred to community-centred services. The first part of the book concentrates on the changes which have occurred in the theory and practice of key groups of professionals, including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists. The second part describes how those changes have directly impinged on the everyday lives of people affected by psychiatric disorders. Prior demonstrates how sociological insights can be gained from an examination of the multiple ways in which disorders have been represented in and through the work of diverse groups of psychiatric professionals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803985001
ISBN-10: 0803985002
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Medical Work, Medical Knowledge and Health Care by Lindsay Prior Medical Work, Medical Knowledge and Health Care, Paperback (March 2005)

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A comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to the use of documents as tools within social science research.

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Author Biography - Lindsay Prior

Lindsay Prior is Professor of Sociology at Queens University, Belfast. He is currently a Principal Investigator for the Health Policy Research stream within the recently opened Northern Ireland Centre of Excellence in Public Health. Since the mid 1980s, his research interests have been split between medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness and the design and use of qualitative research methods - particularly those that involve the use of text and documentation. In past years he has a acted as Principal Investigator for major awards from the Wellcome Trust (Biomedical Ethics Programme), the ESRC (Innovative Health Technologies Programme), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and various NHS R&D Offices. The research work associated with these grants has covered a wide range of health-related topics and interests, including a focus on lay understandings of health and disease, and the application of qualitative research methods to health service research problems.

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