Germs and Governance

Germs and Governance The Past, Present and Future of Hospital Infection, Prevention and Control - Social Histories of Medicine

1st edition

Hardback (19 Jan 2021) | English

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Synopsis

Infection control is one of the twenty-first century's most challenging health problems, as witnessed by global debates about microbial resistance and several high-profile hospital infection scandals. This interdisciplinary volume brings together work from leading historians, researchers, healthcare professionals and policy makers to consider the history, practice and future of infection control in the UK. Through personal reflections, historical case studies, policy debates and accounts of specific hospitals - including St Bartholomew's and Great Ormond Street hospitals in London and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh - this volume explores the roles of technology, healthcare professions, emotional attitudes, and human factors and ergonomics in the translation of scientific knowledge into clinical practice. These insights provide vital reading not only for historians of medicine, practitioners and policy makers, but also for researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526140784
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1st edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm