Sarah Nettleton

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The internet is now a major source of health information for lay people. Within the medical, sociological and popular literatures there have been three main responses to this development. We classify these as "celebratory", "concerned" and "contingent". This paper falls into the third category and, drawing on techniques of discourse analysis, examines(More)
The North East Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce details of the next half day seminar to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 March 2014 at Teesside University, Darlington Campus. There will be a keynote presentation by Professor Sarah Nettleton from the Department of Sociology at University of York. There will additionally be three(More)
This paper reports on a qualitative study, which explores the narratives of patients, who live with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and who have not secured a diagnostic label. Interviews were undertaken with 18 participants (5 men and 13 women) who attended a neurology outpatients department in the UK. Three features of the patients' narratives(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the practical difficulties experienced by patients when completing the Oxford hip score, and to highlight the need to reconsider aspects of its structure and conceptual base. DESIGN Qualitative study incorporating the Oxford hip score in semi-structured interviews with patients before and four months after their operation. SETTING(More)
A significant proportion of symptoms are medically unexplained. People experience illness but no pathological basis for the symptoms can be discerned by the medical profession. Living without a clinical diagnosis or medical explanation has consequences for such patients. This paper reports on a small qualitative interview-based study of 18 neurology(More)
The aim of this paper is to explore the consequences of modernisation and regulatory processes for the everyday lives of doctors working the UK National Health Service. We do this by reporting on interview data generated as part of a qualitative investigation into the working lives of 47 doctors. The analysis of the empirical findings is informed by two(More)
Body work is a central activity in the practice of many workers in the field of health and social care. This article provides an introduction to the concept of body work--paid work on the bodies of others--and demonstrates its importance for understanding the activities of health and social care workers. Providing an overview of existing research on body(More)
The voice and role of "patient" in patient safety were explored by the Calgary Health Region's Patient and Family Safety Council perspective and the Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada--an important collaboration for enhanced patient safety. Insights into patient safety were shared and coauthored in this article by the Patient and Family Safety(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe doctors' views on, and responses to, their professional working lives in the UK National Health Service (NHS). DESIGN Qualitative study using semi structured interviews. Setting Two district hospitals and primary care settings in the North of England. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-two doctors participated in the study--47 worked in hospital(More)
Throughout affluent societies there are growing numbers of people who survive severe brain injuries only to be left with long-term chronic disorders of consciousness. This patient group who exist betwixt and between life and death are variously diagnosed as in 'comatose', 'vegetative', and, more recently, 'minimally conscious' states. Drawing on a nascent(More)