Table of contents for Medicines and society / Nicky Britten.

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Contents
Tables and boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction
 
Chapter 1 Introduction: medicines in time and space
Introduction 
Historical use of medicines 
The role of professionals 
The international context 
Theoretical approach 
Scope and structure of the book 
Part 1 Lifeworld perspectives
Chapter 2 Self care and complementary therapies
Introduction 
The popular sector
The informal sector
Conclusion 
Chapter 3 Medicines in the lifeworld
Introduction 
Lifeworld metaphors and meanings 
Lay perspectives on medicines 
Lay testing of medicines 
Ways people take medicines 
Managing everyday life 
The problem of ?non compliance? 
Construction of shared knowledge 
Conclusion
Part II System perspectives 
Chapter 4 The development and licensing of medicines
Introduction 
The development of drug regulation 
Development of medicines 
Testing and licensing of medicines 
Post licensing 
Involvement of patients and the general public 
Conclusion 
Chapter 5 Information about medicines
Introduction 
Information for professionals 
Information for patients 
Conclusion
Chapter 6 Prescribing
Introduction 
What is good prescribing? 
Prescribing decisions
System imperatives: the pharmaceutical industry
System imperatives: attempts to rationalise prescribing 
Conclusion 
Part III The interface between system and lifeworld
Chapter 7 Patient-professional communication
Introduction
Nurse prescribing 
Patients? influence on prescribing 
System and lifeworld in healthcare consultations 
Strategic or communicative action? 
Conclusion 
Chapter 8 Collective action
Introduction
Types of group 
Prioritising the lifeworld 
Relationships with other stakeholders
Conclusion 
Chapter 9 Balance between system and lifeworld
Introduction 
Lifeworld and system 
Patient and public involvement 
Lay involvement in each stage of the life cycle of medicines 
Conclusion 
References 
Index 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Chemotherapy.
Patient participation.
Drug Therapy.
Patient Participation.
Pharmaceutical Preparations.
Socioeconomic Factors.