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Resignifing the sickle cell gene: narratives of genetic risk, impairment and repair
Connecting theoretical discussion with empirical qualitative work, this paper examines how sickle cell became a site of public health intervention in terms of ‘racialised’ risks. Historically, sickle cell became socio-politically ...
Social theory and applied health research
(Open University Press, 2006)
Children and young people in hospitals: Doing youth work in medical settings.
Beyond normalisation and impairment: Theorising subjectivity for learning difficulties theory and practice
Normalisation and social role valorisation continue to play a central role in shaping debates and practice relating to learning difficulties. In the context of recent arguments, this paper draws on the work of Foucault to ...
"We di woman den, na we di suffer"
(De Montfort University, 2019-06-19)
Sierra Leone is thought to be one of the West African countries most affected by sickle cell disorders. Estimates state that one in four people carry the gene for sickle cell and between 1 to 2% of births are of children ...
Sickle Cell, Work and Employment: A Guide for Employers and Employees on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD)
(De Montfort University, 2019-09-01)
Work, Employment and Sickle Cell This guide is based on research examining the experiences of people with sickle cell disorder (SCD) in work and employment in England. There are duties on employers under the 1996 Employment ...
Incidental Finding of Sickle Cell Trait From an Everyday Diabetes Test: Should General Health Care Providers and testing centres report, retest, or refer?
(American Diabetes Association, 2019-09-17)
The HbA1c test is increasingly widely used as a diagnostic and screening test for diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) but the presence of haemoglobin variants, such as sickle haemoglobin, can interfere with results in some ...