Sociology of Health & Illness

(The TQCC of Sociology of Health & Illness is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Beyond deficit: ‘strengths‐based approaches’ in Indigenous health research71
Health inequalities, fundamental causes and power: towards the practice of good theory42
Gender, socioeconomic status, and COVID‐19 vaccine hesitancy in the US: An intersectionality approach40
Towards a sociological understanding of medical gaslighting in western health care40
Understanding and managing uncertainty in health care: revisiting and advancing sociological contributions37
Can digital data diagnose mental health problems? A sociological exploration of ‘digital phenotyping’35
Social networks and health in later life: a state of the literature31
Masculinities, emotions and men’s suicide31
“No one associates alcohol with being in good health”: Health and wellbeing as imperatives to manage alcohol use for young people29
Populism and health policy: three international case studies of right‐wing populist policy frames25
Media framing of fighting COVID‐19 in China24
Exclusion and hospitality: the subtle dynamics of stigma in healthcare access for people emerging from alcohol and other drug treatment23
Coronavirus (COVID‐19), pandemic psychology and the fractured society: a sociological case for critique, foresight and action22
Emerging contaminants, coerced ignorance and environmental health concerns: The case of per‐ and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)22
Feeding inequality: food insecurity, social status and college student health21
Trust, affect, and choice in parents’ vaccination decision‐making and health‐care provider selection in Switzerland20
What does the literature mean by social prescribing? A critical review using discourse analysis20
Race/ethnicity, gender and the SES gradient in BMI: The diminishing returns of SES for racial/ethnic minorities20
Intersectional analysis of cannabis use, stigma and health among marginalized Nigerian women18
‘You're just a locum’: professional identity and temporary workers in the medical profession18
Fertility and digital technology: narratives of using smartphone app ‘Natural Cycles’ while trying to conceive18
Implications of internalised ableism for the health and wellbeing of disabled young people18
Re‐ordering connections: UK healthcare workers' experiences of emotion management during the COVID‐19 pandemic17
Women’s empowerment and their experience to food security in rural Bangladesh17
What would it take to meaningfully attend to ethnicity and race in health research? Learning from a trial intervention development study17
How men step back – and recover – from suicide attempts: A relational and gendered account16
Social vulnerability and the impact of policy responses to COVID‐19 on disabled people15
Non‐human matter, health disparities and a thousand tiny dis/advantages15
A sociology of precision‐in‐practice: The affective and temporal complexities of everyday clinical care15
Why doesn’t integrated care work? Using Strong Structuration Theory to explain the limitations of an English case15
Hepatitis C cure as a ‘gathering’: Attending to the social and material relations of hepatitis C treatment14
Place of alcohol in the ‘wellness toolkits’ of midlife women in different social classes: A qualitative study in South Australia14
The COVID‐19 pandemic and cause of death13
Essentially invisible: risk and personal support workers in the time of COVID‐1913
‘You Have to Withstand That Because You Have Come for What You Have Come for’: Barriers and facilitators to antiretroviral treatment access among older South Africans living with HIV13
Body mass index is just a number: Conflating riskiness and unhealthiness in discourse on body size13
Obese societies: Reconceptualising the challenge for public health13
Negotiating identities of ‘responsible drinking’: Exploring accounts of alcohol consumption of working mothers in their early parenting period12
Frailty as biographical disruption12
Tracking towards care: Relational affordances of self‐tracking in gym culture12
Universal HIV testing and treatment and HIV stigma reduction: a comparative thematic analysis of qualitative data from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in South Africa and Zambia11
How companions speak on patients’ behalf without undermining their autonomy: Findings from a conversation analytic study of palliative care consultations11
A delicate balance between control and flexibility: Experiences of care and support among pre‐teenage children with type 1 diabetes and their families11
Professional boundary struggles in the context of healthcare change: the relational and symbolic constitution of nursing ethos in the space of possible professionalisation10
Material Citizenship: An ethnographic study exploring object–person relations in the context of people with dementia in care homes10
“We’re just stuck in a daily routine”: Implications of the temporal dimensions, demands and dispositions of mothering for leisure time physical activity10
Discussing the effects of prostate cancer beyond biographical disruption and new normalcy: the experiences of men with prostate cancer in Germany10
Biological costs and benefits of social relationships for men and women in adulthood: The role of partner, family and friends10
Mapping mental health inequalities: The intersecting effects of gender, race, class, and ethnicity on ADHD diagnosis10
Assembling care: How nurses organise care in uncharted territory and in times of pandemic10
Triage as an infrastructure of care: The intimate work of redistributing medical care in nursing homes9
Compulsory separation of women prisoners from their babies following childbirth: Uncertainty, loss and disenfranchised grief9
Community pharmacy and public health: preserving professionalism by extending the pharmacy gaze?9
Desynchronised times? Chronobiology, (bio)medicalisation and the rhythms of life itself9
The impossibility of engaged research: Complicity and accountability between researchers, ‘publics’ and institutions9
Shame in a post‐socialist society: a qualitative study of healthcare seeking and utilisation in common mental disorders9
Attending to child agency in paediatric palliative care consultations: Adults’ use of tag questions directed to the child9
Forms of resistance in people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities9
Linking socioeconomic disadvantage to healthiness of food practices: Can a practice‐theoretical perspective sharpen everyday life analysis?9
Precision patients: Selection practices and moral pathfinding in experimental oncology9
Impact of COVID‐19 inequalities on children: An intersectional analysis9
Sitting as a moral practice: Older adults’ accounts from qualitative interviews on sedentary behaviours9
Frying eggs or making a treatment plan? Frictions between different modes of caring in a community mental health team9
Excitable models: Projections, targets, and the making of futures without disease9
Making sense of experiences in suicide helpline calls: Offering empathy without endorsing suicidal ideation8
Enacting evidence‐based medicine in fertility care: Tensions between commercialisation and knowledge standardisation8
Defining patient’s experiential knowledge: Who, what and how patients know. A narrative critical review8
Managing (im) patience of nurses and nurse's aides: Emotional labour and normalizing practices at geriatric facilities8
Exploring the relevance of intersectionality in Australian dietetics: Issues of diversity and representation8
Vaccine hesitancy and emerging parental norms: A qualitative study in Taiwan8
Health consequences of child removal among Indigenous and non‐Indigenous sex workers: Examining trajectories, mechanisms and resiliencies8
Ambivalent anticipation: How people with Alzheimer’s disease value diagnosis in current and envisioned future practices8
Is the end in sight? A study of how and why services are decommissioned in the English National Health Service8
Searching for diagnostic certainty, governing risk: Patients' ambivalent experiences of medical testing8
Depressive symptoms and perception of risk during the first wave of the COVID‐19 pandemic: A web‐based cross‐country comparative survey8
Performing care: emotion work and ‘dignity work’ – a joint autoethnography of caring for our mum at the end of life8
Family imaginaries in the disclosure of a blood‐borne virus8
Men, suicide, and family and interpersonal violence: A mixed methods exploratory study8
Experiential expertise in the co‐development of social and health‐care services: Self‐promotion and self‐dismissal as interactional strategies8
Structuring unequal relations: role trajectories in informal dementia care8
Experiences of face mask use during the COVID‐19 pandemic: A qualitative study8
‘A holistic approach’: incorporating sustainability into biopedagogies of healthy eating in Sweden’s dietary guidelines8
Platform encounters: A study of digitised patient follow‐up in HIV care8
Getting back to normal? Identity and role disruptions among adults with Long COVID7
“They created a team of almost entirely the people who work and are like them”: A qualitative study of organisational culture and racialised inequalities among healthcare staff7
The ‘normality’ of living as a gay serodiscordant couple in Sydney, Australia7
‘Your wealth is your health’: the fundamental causes of inequalities in diabetes management outcomes: a qualitative analysis7
Uncomfortable science: How mathematical models, and consensus, come to be in public policy7
Obligatory medical prescription of antibiotics in Russia: Navigating formal and informal health‐care infrastructures7
Burnout as an identity rupture in the life course: a longitudinal narrative method7
COVID‐19, public health, and the politics of prevention7
Constituting link working through choice and care: An ethnographic account of front‐line social prescribing7
Overdiagnosis and overtreatment: a sociological perspective on tackling a contemporary healthcare issue7
‘I am just a shadow of who I used to be’—Exploring existential loss of identity among people living with chronic conditions of Long COVID7
Knowing (with) the body: Sensory knowing in contraceptive self‐tracking7
The social meanings of PrEP use – A mixed‐method study of PrEP use disclosure in Antwerp and Amsterdam7
‘You're only there on the phone’? A qualitative exploration of community, affect and agential capacity in HIV self‐testing using a smartphone app7
Drug fatalities and treatment fatalism: Complicating the ageing cohort theory7
The impact of financialisation on public health in times of COVID‐19 and beyond7
The mask trap: from symbol of preparation to symbol of negligence—understanding the ambiguous relationships between face masks and the French public decision‐makers17
An incongruous intervention: Exploring the role of anti‐institutionalism in less‐educated individual’s limited uptake of nutrition information6
A ‘patient–industry complex’? Investigating the financial dependency of UK patient organisations on drug company funding6
Epistemic injustices in clinical communication: the example of narrative elicitation in person‐centred care6
Epistemic in/justice in patient participation. A discourse analysis of the Dutch ME/CFS Health Council advisory process6
Black knowledges matter: How the suppression of non‐white understandings of dementia harms us all and how we can combat it6
Risk, trust and patients’ strategic choices of healthcare practitioners6
Prescribing as affective clinical practice: Transformations in sexual health consultations through HIV pre‐exposure prophylaxis6
An ethnocultural perspective on loneliness in young adulthood: A population‐based study in Israel6
From ‘dirty wound care’ to ‘woundology’: A professional project for wound healing clinicians6
Integrating fundamental cause theory and Bourdieu to explain pathways between socioeconomic status and health: the case of health insurance denials for genetic testing6
Imaginaries of the data‐driven hospital in a time of crisis6
Moral barriers to HIV prevention and care for gay and bisexual men: Challenges in times of conservatism in Brazil6
Experiences and meaning of loneliness beyond age and group identity6
In their own words: A narrative analysis of illness memoirs written by men with prostate cancer6
The practice of participatory action research: Complicity, power and prestige in dialogue with the ‘racialised mad’6
Appraising screening, making risk in/visible. The medical debate over Non‐Rare Thrombophilia (NRT) testing before prescribing the pill6
The health effects of wage setting institutions: How collective bargaining improves health but not because it reduces inequality6
Psychosocial resilience among left‐behind adolescents in rural Thailand: A qualitative exploration6
Running out of time: The case of patient advocacy for ovarian cancer patients' access to PARP inhibitors5
At the limits of “capability”: The sexual and reproductive health of women migrant workers in Malaysia5
Theorising health professionals’ prevention and management practices with children and young people experiencing self‐harm: a qualitative hospital‐based case study5
Stigma, mental illness & ethnicity: Time to centre racism and structural stigma5
Experiential knowledge in mental health services: Analysing the enactment of expertise in peer support5
Maintaining ordinariness in dementia care5
The costs of care: An ethnography of care work in residential homes for older people5
Understanding adolescent health risk behaviour and socioeconomic position: A grounded theory study of UK young adults5
‘I just don’t think it’s that natural’: adolescent mothers’ constructions of breastfeeding as deviant5
‘So just to go through the options…’: patient choice in the telephone delivery of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services5
The different facets of ‘experiential knowledge’ in Swedish women’s claims about systemic side effects of the copper intrauterine device5
Can HIV‐positive gay men become parents? How men living with HIV and HIV clinicians talk about the possibility of having children5
Physician dominance in the 21st century: Examining the rise of non‐physician autonomy through prevailing theoretical lenses5
Sociological contributions to race and health: Diversifying the ontological and methodological agenda5
Troubling content: Guiding discussion of death by suicide on social media5
Disease surveillance infrastructure and the economisation of public health5
Fat shaming under neoliberalism and COVID‐19: Examining the UK’s Tackling Obesity campaign5
‘Black African’ identification and the COVID‐19 pandemic in Britain: A site for sociological, ethical and policy debate5
The exchange and use of cultural and social capital among community health workers in the United States5
Personalising clinical pathways in a London breast cancer service5
Parents' management of alcohol in the context of discourses of ‘competent’ parenting: A qualitative analysis5
Reordering the machinery of participation with young people5
‘I'll put up with things for a long time before I need to call anybody’: Face work, the Total Institution and the perpetuation of care inequalities5
‘Who cares if you're poz right now?’: Barebackers, HIV and COVID‐195
Digital health: A sociomaterial approach5
Patient experience data as enacted: Sociomaterial perspectives and ‘singular‐multiples’ in health care quality improvement research5
Diagnosis and the practices of patienthood: How diagnostic journeys shape illness experiences5
Like clockwork? (Re)imagining rhythms and routines when living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)5
Biographical accounts of the impact of fatigue in young people with sickle cell disease5
Desire over damage: Epistemological shifts and anticolonial praxis from an indigenous‐led community health project5
Gender roles and selection mechanisms across contexts: a comparative analysis of the relationship between unemployment, self‐perceived health and gender5
The salutogenic gaze: Theorising the practitioner role in complementary and alternative medicine consultations5
Theorising rehabilitation: Actors and parameters shaping normality, liminality and depersonalisation in a UK hospital5
Taking time: The temporal politics of dementia, care and support in the neighbourhood5
Epistemic injustice as a bridge between medical sociology and disability studies5
‘We're responsible for the diagnosis and for finding help’. The help‐seeking trajectories of families of children on the autism spectrum5
Paradoxes of professional autonomy: a qualitative study of U.S. neonatologists from 1978‐20174
Austerity and identity formation: How welfare cutbacks condition narratives of sickness4
Desperately seeking reductions in health inequalities in Canada: Polemics and anger mobilization as the way forward?4
‘We're welcomed into people's homes every day’ versus ‘we're the people that come and arrest you’: The relational production of masculinities and vulnerabilities among male first responders4
Can a disability studies‐medical sociology rapprochement help re‐value the work disabled people do within their rehabilitation?4
Living the everyday of dementia friendliness: Navigating care in public spaces4
More scientific, more ethical: The ADHD controversy and boundary‐work in Taiwan4
Data protection, information governance and the potential erosion of ethnographic methods in health care?4
Risk work in dental practices: an ethnographic study of how risk is managed in NHS dental appointments4
Researching the health and social inequalities experienced by European Roma populations: Complicity, oppression and resistance4
Varieties of improvement expertise: Knowledge and contestation in health‐care improvement4
Patient informed choice in the age of evidence‐based medicine: IVF patients’ approaches to biomedical evidence and fertility treatment add‐ons4
Disaggregating inequalities in the career outcomes of international medical graduates in the United States4
Valuing Black lives and the ‘Good Death’ in the United States4
Off‐label prescribing of stimulant medication to students: a qualitative study on the general practitioner perspective4
Struggling, helping and adapting: Crowdfunding motivations and outcomes during the early US COVID‐19 pandemic4
Too big, too young, too risky: How diagnosis of the foetal body determines trajectories of care for the pregnant woman in pre‐viability second trimester pregnancy loss4
The muddle of institutional racism in mental health4
To be or not to be: The identity work of pharmacists as clinicians4
From community of practice to epistemic community – law, discipline and security in the battle for the legalisation of medical cannabis in Poland4
From knowledge to a gendered event and trustful ties: HPV vaccine framings of eligible Finnish girls and school nurses4
All the good care: Valuation and task differentiation in older person care4
Digital community assets: Investigating the impact of online engagement with arts and peer support groups on mental health during COVID‐194
Gendered social practices in reproductive health: A qualitative study exploring lived experiences of unwed single mothers in China4
Interrogating the promise of technology in epilepsy care: systematic, hermeneutic review4
Off the record: The invisibility work of doctors in a patient‐accessible electronic health record information service4
The medicalisation of female genital cutting: Harm reduction or social norm?4
‘I know you shouldn't compare to other people, but I can’t do anything most people can’: Age, family and occupation categorisations in men’s reasoning about their anxiety in an online discussion forum4
Affect, dis/ability and the pandemic4
‘Doing’ hypertension: Experiential knowledge and practice in the self‐management of ‘high blood’ in the Philippines4