The landscape of healthcare is changing rapidly, both on an organisational and a technological level. This book gathers medical anthropologists to examine the ways that both patients and health care workers are being affected by new policies, market, and technologies. Contributors cover a wide range of topics, including vaccination, disability, migration, and self-medication, making clear that not only are changing circumstances leading to the emergence of new socialities, but they are also driving new ethics and moralities.
Dr. Bernhard Hadolt is senior lecturer and former Director of Studies at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and a member of the steering committee of the Medical Anthropology at Home network. His work focused on the fields of assisted reproductive technology, genetic testing and more recently vaccination in Austria, Japan, and the Philippines.
Prof Dr. Anita Hardon former Scientific Director of the AISSR, is known throughout the UvA and the international academic community for her invaluable contribution to the field of global healthcare and reproductive health. She is co-author of the vital book, The Social Lives of Medicine.