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Title Medical tourism and transnational health care / edited by David Botterill, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, Guido Pennings, Ghent University, Belgium, and Tomas Mainil, NHTV Breda University, the Netherlands
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction; David Botterill, Tomas Mainil and Guido Pennings -- 1. Sickness, Health, Tourism and the Ever Present Threat of Death: Nineteenth Century Spa and Seasonal Travel; David M. Bruce -- 2. A Way through the Maze: Exploring Differences and Overlaps between Wellness and Medical Tourism Providers; Cornelia Voigt and Jennifer H. Laing -- 3. Caring For Non-Residents in Barbados: Examining the Implications of Inbound Transnational Medical Care for Public and Private Health Care; Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A. Crooks, Leigh Turner, Rory Johnston, Henry Fraser, Laura Kadowaki, Mary Choi and Krystyna Adams -- 4. Tourists with Severe Disability; Angie Luther -- 5. Beauty and the Beach: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism; Ruth Holliday, Kate Hardy, David Bell, Emily Hunter, Meredith Jones, Elpseth Probyn and Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor -- 6. Cross-Border Reproductive Care around the World: Recent Controversies; Wannes Van Hoof and Guido Pennings -- 7. Transplant Tourism; Thomas D. Schiano and Rosamond Rhodes -- 8. The European Cross-Border Patient as both Citizen and Consumer: Public Health and Health System Implications; Tomas Mainil, Matt Commers and Kai Michelsen -- 9. Canadian Medical Travel Companies and the Globalization of Healthcare; Leigh Turner -- 10. The Ethical Management of Medical Tourism; Guido Pennings -- 11. Habermas, Transnational Health Care and Cross-Culturalism; Tomas Mainil, Vincent Platenkamp and Herman Meulemans -- 12. The Impact of Medical Tourism in Low- And Middle-Income Countries; Melisa Mart╠Ľnez Alvarez, Richard D. Smith and Rupa Chanda -- 13. The Impact of the Internet on Medical Tourism; Daniel Horsfall, Neil Lunt, Hannah King, Johanna Hanefeld and Richard D. Smith -- 14. Towards a Model of Sustainable Health Destination Management Based On Health Regions; Tomas Mainil, Keith Dinnie, David Botterill, Vincent Platenkamp, Francis van Loon and Herman Meulemans
Summary "Medicine and tourism have become separated in contemporary popular consciousness. The former implies anything but a pleasurable experience and the latter presumes a healthy disposition for participation. We argue that this popular conception of the separation of tourism and medicine ignores an historical continuity of lineage from the 18th century pursuit of a 'cure' at resorts and spas, to 20th century notions of holidays as worker welfare through to global patient mobility in the quest for cutting-edge medical interventions in so-called 'untreatable' conditions. Disciplinary divisions within the academy have reinforced the separation between medicine and tourism in popular culture, but there is now an emergent challenge to re-think the medicine/tourism nexus. Under the influence of transnational health care consumption, two very contrasting traditions of Western thought are now confronting one another. This book provides a comprehensive landscape of diverse research communities' attempts to capture its implications for existing bodies of knowledge in selected aspects of medicine, medical ethics, health policy and management, and tourism studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Self-Renewing 2017 UoY
Print version record
Subject Medical Tourism.
Medical tourism -- History.
Medical tourism.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Botterill, David.
Mainil, Tomas.
Pennings, Guido.
LC no. 2013003277
ISBN 1137338490 (electronic bk.)
1299643051 (Mil e-bk)
9781137338495 (electronic bk.)
9781299643055 (Mil e-bk)