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Sick-note Britain : how social problems became medical issues

Author: Adrian Massey
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2019. ©2019
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Controversially argues that social problems have become medical issues, and doctors cannot hope to solve them.
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Massey, Adrian.
Sick-note Britain.
London : Hurst & Company, 2019
(OCoLC)1052862790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Massey
ISBN: 9781787382299 178738229X
OCLC Number: 1091191092
Description: 1 online resource (x, 345 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Sickness; 1. Measuring the indescribable; 2. Trench warfare; 3. Tabloid tales; 4. A two-way street; Certification; 5. Doctor priests; 6. Sick-notes; 7. Paradise lost; 8. Disease inspectors; 9. Reluctant gamekeepers; Medicalisation; 10. The land of the blind; 11. Fanning the flames; 12. Diagnostic incontinence; The Workplace And The Law; 13. Consenting adults; 14. Stressful experts; 15. The blame game; 16. Self-help; 17. Dealing with reality; 18. Limits to law; Solutions; 19. The necessary myth; 20. The leap of faith 21. A sort of lifeNotes; Index
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An urgent call to reform Britain's sickness culture, offering social-not medical-solutions.  Read more...

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