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Clinical Sociology is the one of the greatest and primary subdisciplines in Sociology. it really is a space of ongoing paintings, advancing conception, procedure and our substantial realizing of social lifestyles. This sequence brings jointly the latest concerns and most modern matters in clinical Sociology, in an ongoing choice of edited volumes. each one quantity is edited by way of a scientific sociologist with a specific services, bringing jointly contributions from sociologists operating in several settings and international locations, exploring one specific boost in clinical Sociology.

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Second, empowered consumers are not irrational mobs demanding prescriptions. Market researcher for Prevention magazine Ed Slaughter (2003) emphasized, ‘‘We don’t have angry mobs of consumers with torches and pitchforks stampeding towards the doctor’s office because they saw an ad on television or in a magazine’’ (p. 84). Setting up these two oppositions not only works to solidify the figure of the empowered consumer, but it also ridicules critiques that DTCA may lead to inappropriate prescribing.

It then shows how what is labeled as empowering can be better thought of as a neoliberal maneuver to make individuals increasingly responsible for their health and well-being through the consumption of pharmaceutical products. The Empowered Consumer in DTCA Policy Discourse We saw that direct-to-consumer ads helped patients feel empowered so that they were better able to ask their doctor questions . . that they were better able to take charge of their own health care. (Hausman, 2003, p. 232)2 Within policy discourse, proponents of DTCA justified its introduction by describing the emergence of a new healthcare subject, the empowered consumer.

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