Medical Technology into Healthcare and Society

A Sociology of Devices, Innovation and Governance

  • Alex Faulkner

Part of the Health, Technology and Society book series (HTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Alex Faulkner
    Pages 13-26
  3. Alex Faulkner
    Pages 27-41
  4. Mara Clécia, Dantas Souza
    Pages 100-130
  5. Alex Faulkner
    Pages 131-158
  6. Alex Faulkner
    Pages 188-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-238

About this book


From bandage to the bioreactor, this book looks at five different device technologies from inception to healthcare practice, drawing on medical sociology, science and technology studies and political science. It examines 'evidence', regulation and governance processes, and diverse stakeholders in innovating the technologies that shape health care.


care health health care healthcare innovation medical sociology Nation political science research risk science sociology Technologie technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Alex Faulkner
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiff UniversityUK

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