Tania M Jenkins

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This article addresses 2 questions. First, to what extent are sex and gender incorporated into research on genetics and health? Second, how might social science understandings of sex and gender, and gender differences in health, become more integrated into scholarship in this area? We review articles on genetics and health published in selected(More)
This article explores how structural factors associated with the profession and organization of medicine can constrain internal medicine residents, leading them to sometimes limit or terminate treatment in end-of-life care in ways that do not always embrace patient autonomy. Specifically, it examines the opportunities and motivations that explain why(More)
F.T. Silvestre, T.S.M. Carvalho, C. Crawford, N. Francisco, J.E.P. Santos, S.C. Kim, T. Jenkins, C.R. Staples and W.W. Thatcher Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, SC Department of Animal(More)
BACKGROUND Typologies traditionally used for international comparisons of health systems often conflate many system characteristics. To capture policy changes over time and by service in health systems regulation of public and private insurance, we propose a database containing explicit, standardized indicators of policy instruments. METHODS The Health(More)
This article uses a Bourdieusian framework to understand the importance of clothing norms for symbolizing and reproducing social, as well as professional, hierarchy in hospitals. Using data from participant observation, it examines how a complex yet informal dress code has emerged at a community hospital in the Northeastern United States, in a setting where(More)
Twenty-one respondents in Havana, Cuba, were interviewed for the purpose of understanding the challenges facing the Cuban health care system since the 1990s and the individual solutions that have been proposed to these challenges. Three major shortages were identified: a lack of medication, a lack of medical supplies, and a lack of medical professionals.(More)
The theory of social diagnosis recognizes two principles: 1) extra-medical social structures frame diagnosis; and 2) myriad social actors, in addition to clinicians, contribute to diagnostic labels and processes. The relationship between social diagnosis and (de)medicalization remains undertheorized, however, because social diagnosis does not account for(More)
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