The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is the first major survey of innovations in professional practice emerging from a social constructionist orientation to social science. This key perspective has been unique in its stimulation of pioneering practices over a broad number of professions. This volume offers insights into the latest developments in theory, showcases the range and variations in practical outcomes, while pointing to emerging directions of development. The Handbook focuses on hands-on practices, while offering the theoretical tools for further enriching their application. The authors are leading figures in their fields, including organizational development, therapy, healthcare, education, research, and community building. The volume will be particularly useful for students, scholars, professional practitioners, and change makers from across the globe. PART ONE: Introduction; PART TWO: Research Practices; PART THREE: Practices in Therapeutic Professions; PART FOUR: Practices in Organizational Development; PART FIVE: Practices in Education; PART SIX: Practices in Healthcare; and PART SEVEN: Community Practices.

Health Care Practices for LGBT People

Health Care Practices for LGBT People

Health care practices for lgbt people
Murilo S. Moscheta Emerson F. Rasera

One of the important contributions of gender and sexuality studies has been to demonstrate the historical and socially constructed character of what we call sexual identity categories. These studies help us understand that, despite the fact that words such as homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transgender, gay and lesbian1 may be taken for granted today and are commonly used in many contexts, they are very recent cultural inventions in the way people describe themselves. From a social constructionist perspective, we know that words are building blocks with which forms of life are made and are entangled in disputes of power and ...

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