In the Journals

In the Journals… July 2012

For this first part of July starting us off  is the July issue of Health with seven articles ranging from issues of identity in an online self-help diabetes community, gendered perspectives of own and partner’s weight  to a critical review on the use of routine patient data and an exploration of the public debate on evidence of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the UK. Christina Sinding and her colleagues research the involvement of women with cancer in Canadian health care and how initiatives to further such involvement may exacerbate health disparities. Also in this issue: Ryan Kemp’s article on addicts’ expression of their addiction through speech as well as a discussion on the role of “the social” in Danish patient education by Anders Kruse Ljungdahl and Jane Ege Moller.

The International Journal of Social Psychiatry July issue contains a wealth of articles ranging from public self-help recommendations for depression or a validation of the Psychosis Attachment Measure (PAM) in a German-speaking sample to a study on suicidal behavior among college-age youths in India. Richard Pinder and his colleagues discuss self-harm and attempted suicide among UK Armed Forces members, whereas Yang Shao et al. “examine psychiatrists’ attitudes towards seeking involuntary admission in mainland China.”

Historical aspects of medicine and medical sciences are portrayed in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. Two of the articles in the current issue: Laura Hirshbein investigates the influences of corporations on tobacco research with a focus on smoking behavior among patients with mental illness. Alan R. Rushton looks into public perception of hemophilia in Victorian Britain.

Medical Anthropology has a special issue out on Enumeration, Identity, and Health. Sangaramoorthy and Benton write in their introduction: “The authors in this special issue illustrate how enumeration inflects lived experiences, produces subjectivities, and reconfigures governance.” The five research articles in this special issue cover the globe with input from Germany and Sierra Leone,  Malawi,  Taiwan  and the United States. HIV/AIDS is the main topic of the majority of the articles.

By Melanie Boeckmann

aiming for a PhD in Public Health, currently working in health policy and research.

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