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Sometimes, Mexicans are not Hispanic: The misuse of ethnicity in health research

Sometimes, Mexicans are not Hispanic: The misuse of ethnicity in health research Ietza Bojorquez, Julian A. Fernandez-NiƱo, Aaron Salinas, Betty Manrique. Departmento de Estudios de Problacion, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, B.C. A few years ago, we published … Continue reading

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System meet Lifeworld in the quality of patient education in Norway

System meet Lifeworld in the quality of patient education in Norway Roar Stokken Associate Professor, Volda University College, Norway I recently hosted a seminar on the quality of patient education. The twenty-two participants worked at patient education resource centers in … Continue reading

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Losses, Legacies and P/political Working

Gayle Letherby, is Hon Prof at Plymouth University, and Visiting Prof at the University of Greenwich. Throughout my sociological career – beginning with my first solo-researched study as a final year undergraduate in the late 1980s – I have reflected … Continue reading

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Is discrimination of body size a new form of classism? The Chilean case

Maria Alejandra Energici There are two facts about obesity that are well documented and tend to be common to many societies. First, rates of obesity are higher in poorer populations (Darmon and Drewnowski 2008; Drewnowski and Darmon 2005; Drewnowski 2004). … Continue reading

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Why philosophy matters?

Joanna Moncrieff, Psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Psychiatry, University College London and co-chair of the Critical Psychiatry Network. Reproduced from Dr. Moncrieff’s blog, with permission. See https://joannamoncrieff.com/2017/09/22/why-philosophy-matters/amp/ This is the first of a series of blogs presenting … Continue reading

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Is it time to re-evaluate neurosis? The work of Wilhelm Reich

Tom Lennard Is there such a thing as a mentally ill society? This question was, using slightly different words, posed by Russell Brand during an episode of The Trews in regards to the emotional fragility of the singer Sinead O’ … Continue reading

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Tackling Stigma in Mental Health

Graham Scambler, STH co-Editor The attention publicly devoted to mental illness is far from being matched by properly funded treatment and care. Nor, it seems, has it shaken off an overly long history of cultural shaming and blaming. In this … Continue reading

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