COMPLETED (2014-2018): Let's (not) talk about health and illness

This research line aims to chart the organizations that are active in the broad field of health issues in Flanders. The emphasis is on the political-economic and institutional relations between a well-designed set of stakeholders.

Secondly, it explores the discourses on health problems as articulated by these various interest groups. Applying a political economy analysis, a stakeholder mapping technique, and a series of elite interviews, the objective is to analyze shifts in public relation and communication practices of the stakeholders with regard to health-related discourses and the underlying political economic structures.

Researchers

Publications

PRESENTATION | (De)constructing health news: a transdisciplinary investigation into news media coverage of elderly-related health issues (download)

BOOK REVIEW | Ouder worden in een veranderende samenleving (download)

ABSTRACT | Het veld van ouderengerelateerde gezondheidsinformatie: Een stakeholder analyse (download)

Gezondheidsinformatie, waar komt dat vandaan? (download)

ABSTRACT | Pharmaceuticals as solution for health problems: A stakeholder perspective (download)

ABSTRACT | The field of elderly-related health issues in Belgium: A stakeholder analysis (download)

ABSTRACT | Can a social health insurance system serve as a context for medicalisation? (download)

Gezondheidsinfo in de media: betrouwbaar of vooral beïnvloeding? (download)

ABSTRACT | A multi-perspective approach towards the role of mass media within the medicalisation process (download)

JOURNAL ARTICLE | Beyond ubiquity: Unravelling medicalisation within the frame of health insurance and health-policy making. (download)

Ouder worden is geen ziekte (download)

De informatiejungle van het gezondheidsnieuws in Vlaanderen (download)