Living Pharmaceutical Lives-Original PDF

Living Pharmaceutical Lives-Original PDF

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By Peri Ballantyne (Editor), Kath Ryan (Editor)

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Increasingly, pharmaceuticals are available as the solutions to a wide range of human health problems and health risks, minor and major. This book portrays how pharmaceutical use is, at once, a solution to, and a difficulty for, everyday life.

Exploring lived experiences of people at different stages of the life course and from different countries around the world, this collection highlights the benefits as well as the challenges of using medicines on an everyday basis. It raises questions about the expectations associated with the use of medications, the uncertainty about a condition or about the duration of a medicine regimen for it, the need to negotiate the stigma associated with a condition or a type of medicine, the need to access and pay for medicines and the need to schedule medicine use appropriately, and the need to manage medicines’ effects and side effects. The chapters include original empirical research, literature review and theoretical analysis, and convey the sociological and phenomenological complexity of ‘living pharmaceutical lives’.

This book is of interest to all those studying and researching social pharmacy and the sociology of health and illness.

Product details

  • Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (May 13, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0367772485
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0367772482