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The 21 st Century Patient 2. Health Technology in the 21 st Century 3. The New Genetics 4. The 21 st Century Body 5. Risk Society & the Lure of the Natural. Lecture Outline: Health the 21st Century. ‘Remission Society’ Screening & Prevention Old & New Diseases.

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lecture outline health the 21st century
The 21st Century Patient

2. Health Technology in the 21st Century

3. The New Genetics

4. The 21st Century Body

5. Risk Society & the Lure of the Natural

Lecture Outline: Health the 21st Century
1 the 21 st century patient
‘Remission Society’

Screening & Prevention

Old & New Diseases

1. The 21st Century Patient
1 the 21 st century patient3
‘Remission Society’

Screening & Prevention

Old & New Diseases

1. The 21st Century Patient
1 the 21 st century patient4
Post-modern medical ‘experts’

Personal & lay knowledge

Old Medicine vs New Medicine

Health as a Commodity

1. The 21st Century Patient
slide5

“Technology is Circe – handmaiden to the medical profession. The media, some health care professionals & informal kinship & friendship networks bombard individuals with messages about the value of recent biotechnical breakthroughs.”

2 health technology in the 21 st century
Health activism & self-responsibility

Health technology - control & ethics

The potential of technology

Reproductive technologies – IVF & surrogate motherhood

2. Health Technology in the 21st Century
3 the new genetics
The New Genetics & concepts of ‘at risk’ vs ‘abnormal’

Genetics & ethical questions

Genetics & personal responsibility

3. The New Genetics
3 the new genetics8
Individualism & responsibility

Genetics & family ‘pedigrees’

Genetics & ‘surveillance creep’

Genetics as the new eugenics?

3. The New Genetics
4 the 21 st century body
Technology & the Body

Improving the body through supplementation

The ‘Trans-human Bodyshop’ & ‘Cyber-medicine’

Plastic Bodies

4. The 21st Century Body
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No longer can we merely dress up the body we happen to have, or improve it by losing weight or having a beauty makeover or straightening out the curve in our nose. We must actually purchase a ‘new body.’

Glasner, 1995

5 risk society the lure of the natural
Discourses of risk in the post-modern world

Responsibility & choice – regulating individual lives & bodies

Risk & surveillance society

5. Risk Society & the Lure of the Natural
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Environmental risk

Global risk

‘The natural’ & managing risk

5. Risk Society & the Lure of the Natural