No mês de outubro o GI LIFE reinicia as suas atividades com o primeiro seminário a ocorrer ainda em regime online. O primeiro webinário será no dia 19 de outubro de 2021, com a participação do Prof. Piet Bracke, Full Professor no Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade de Ghent, Bélgica.
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Social epidemiologists tend to focus on inequalities in health, often from an individualistic perspective. When institutions are evoked, the emphasis is frequently on (welfare) state policies. We argue for a more encompassing “institutional turn” in the macrosociology of health and illness and hope to illustrate its relevance for epidemiological sociology. The potential of a broader institutional approach to population health is illustrated with reference to public health issues characteristic for the latter stage of the epidemiological transition, e.g. mental health and preventive behavior, and their association with education, gender, and age as institutions. This approach helps to throw new light on ongoing discussions, such as fundamental social cause theory and on the relevance of a population approach, a vulnerable group approach, and a health risk approach.
Piet Bracke focuses on population health and health services use from an institutional perspective. Core research themes are mental health, stigma, professional care-seeking, medicalization, and preventive behavior. Presently, his research group focuses on mental health and the Covid19 pandemic, on stigma, professional care-seeking, and ethnicity, on medicalization theory and medication use, and on vaccination hesitancy from a cross-national comparative perspective. Piet Bracke is a former president of the ESHMS (2010-2014).