Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861345615 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781861345608 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only

Private Complaints and Public Health

Richard Titmuss on the National Health Service

Edited by Ann Oakley and Jonathan Barker

Private Complaints and Public Health
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Edited by Ann Oakley and Jonathan Barker

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

250 pages | © 2004
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861345615 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781861345608 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
Sources of extracts
Notes on editors and contributors

Introduction

      Ann Oakley and Jonathan Barker
Prologue: The experience of being a patient
Part 1: Social medicine and social inequality
Commentary by Michael Wadsworth
    1. Infant mortality
    2. The social disease of juvenile rheumatism
    3. Health and social change: the example of rheumatic heart disease
    4. War and disease
Part 2: The National Health Service
Commentary by John R. Ashton
    1. Towards a national hospital service
    2. The policy background
    3. The structure of the NHS in England
    4. The NHS and general practice
    5. The ethics and economics of medical care
Part 3: The sociology of health care
Commentary by Jonathan Barker and Janet Askham
    1. Medical behaviour, science and the NHS
    2. The hospital and its patients
    3. ‘Therapeutic’ drugs
    4. Planning for ageing
Part 4: Health, values and social policy
Commentary by Julian Le Grand
    1. Choice and the welfare state
    2. The gift of blood
    3. Medical ethics and social change in developing societies
    4. Health and the welfare state
Epilogue: Richard Titmuss’s contribution to the sociology of health and illness
      Raymond Illsley

General bibliography
Bibliography of work by Richard Titmuss
Richard Titmuss: further reading
Index
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