Contents: A critical social science of evidence-based healthcare; Part I Evidence in Cultural and Theoretical Context: Evidence-based medicine, clinical uncertainty, and learning to doctor, Stefan Timmermans and Alison Angell; Resisting stratification: imperialism, war machines and evidence-based practice, Dave Holmes and Patrick O'Byrne. Part II Evidence in the Clinic: Communally-based evidence in the emerging practice of aorta implant surgery, Berit Brattheim, Arild Faxvaag and Aksel Tjora; Embodied, embedded and encoded knowledge in practice: the role of clinical interpretation in neurorehabilitiation, Rob Flynn, Joanne Greenhalgh, Andrew Long and Sarah Tyson; The histories and cultures of evidence utilisation: the cases of medical oncology and haematology, Alex Broom and Jon Adams. Part III Evidence on the Margins: Evidence-based health care and complementary and alternative medicine, Kevin Dew; Patient understandings of evidence and therapeutic effectiveness, Alex Broom and Philip Tovey; Evidence-based paradigms and contemporary midwifery, Caroline Homer and Alex Broom; Evidence-based healthcare: the future research agenda, Anne-Grete Sandaunet and Evan Willis; Index.
Alex Broom is Professor of Sociology at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the co-editor of Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia; Men's Health: Body, Identity and Social Context; and Gender and Masculinities: Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka. He is the co-author of Therapeutic Pluralism: Exploring the Experiences of Cancer Patients and Professionals. Professor Jon Adams is at the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia