Dilemmas for Human Services 2013: Beyond the Public Sector - cooperation and competition with the private & third sectors


Dilemmas for Human Services 2013

Beyond the Public Sector: Cooperation & Competition with the Private & Third sectors

16th International Research Conference

To be hosted by Staffordshire University, Science Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
5th-6th September 2013
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Job Vacancies


Aston University, Birmingham is looking to recruit to 3 posts in sociology and policy.

Two at either lecturer or senior lecturer and also a fixed term maternity leave cover.
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Critical perspectives on professional learning - 17 June 2013


Critical perspective on professional learning
Monday 17th 2013 (10:00 - 16:30)
University House, University of Leeds

This one-day conference is the sixth in a series of professional learning, organised by the University of Leeds, and Birkbeck, University of London.  We define professional learning in broad terms.  The conference will be of interest and relevance to those concerned with initial and ongoing professional learning, both in work and in educational contexts.  This is reflected in our focus on professional learning in universities, workplaces and in continuing professional development and education.
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Invitation to a Research Seminar


'The organisational practices of knowledge mobilisation at top manager level in the NHS'
Friday 24 May 2013
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Qualitative Research Methods courses at University of Oxford 2013


The Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford is pleased to announce its programme of qualitative research methods courses for the latter half of 2013.
Our courses are very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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Call for proposals - SHI 22nd Monograph


Proposals are invited for the twenty-second volume in the monograph series to be published by the Sociology of Health and Illness in conjunction with Wiley-Blackwell.

The monograph will be up to 85,000 words in length comprising up to 12 peer-reviewed papers and will appear both as a special issue of the journal and in book form. The planned publication date is February 2016 and agreed proofs will appear online prior to the print issue.
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Autumn Conference of the Section Sociology of Medicine and Health of the German Sociological Association 03/04 October 2013 European University Institute, Florence, Italy


Call for Papers: Bias in Health Data

Public health research is based mainly on two different types of data: register data and survey data. Cases recorded in register data (such as hospital or insurance data) are the result of a selection process with several biases. For example, hospital data undergo several selection stages beginning with the definition of a mental or physical state such as being ill or dys- functional, the decision to use medical care, the subsequent diagnosis by a physician and the decision for or against a particular treatment and finally the choice for stationary versus ambulant treatment. Independently of medical or health issues, social mechanisms also bias the filtering process at each stage. This fact is of minor concern when using hospital data to describe the population of a hospital, however, the problems begin when data are used to estimate the prevalence of diseases depending, for instance, on gender, social class, or age: Gender is correlated with sensitivity to symptoms and the means of accessing medical care, while social class influences the conditions of health insurance and therefore also the cost of a particular treatment; older people are more likely to choose inpatient treatment since they may not be able to cope with the situation at home, which is also relevant for hospital data.

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