Sociologists of knowledge and medicine have challenged the assumption that medical science and medical knowledge are “outside of culture” and free from social structural influences. In this vein, this session seeks papers exploring the interconnections between health knowledge, health practice and health policy. For example, papers may explore how the creation of medical knowledge is influenced by health policy. Others may investigate how health provision practices are constrained or determined by health policies and how these relate to health knowledge. Or, presenters may examine the gaps between medical research, medical practice, and medical policy. Submissions focusing on either: an empirical problem, a theoretical problem, or, a methodological problem related to health knowledge, practice and policy are equally welcome.
Session Organizer: Kate Hickey, PhD Student, University of Calgary, email@example.com
This session has been divided into two sub-sessions.
Connecting Health Policy, Health Knowledge, and Health Practice I
Session Code: SoHe3-A
Session Chair: Diane Field, University of Calgary
Connecting Health Policy, Health Knowledge, and Health Practice II
Session Code: SoHe3-B
Session Chair: Kate Hickey, University of Calgary