Sociology of Health and Illness

Program Director

Dr Chris Jordens

Sydney Researchers

Dr Evan Doran
Dr Rowena Forsyth
A/Prof. Ian Kerridge
Dr Estelle Noonan
Dr Maree Porter
Dr Julie Mooney-Somers

Current Research Project

Growing up with Cancer: A mixed methods examination of how cancer influences the transition from adolescence to adulthood. CIs: Kerridge I, Jordens C, Smith K, Bennett D, Patterson P. ARC Linkage, 2009 – 2011, $325920.

Publications


Sacca R, Ryan C J. Relationships between interpersonal contact as a volunteer companion and stigma in an Australian sample. Australasian Psychiatry. 2011 (in press).

Carter SM, Jordens CFC, McGrath C, Little M. You Have to Make Something of All That Rubbish, Do You? An Empirical Investigation of the Social Process of Qualitative Research. Qualitative Health Research. 2008; 18(9): 1264-76.

Carter SM, Little M. Justifying knowledge, justifying method, taking action: epistemologies, methodologies and methods in qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research. 2008; 17(10): 1316-28.

Little M, Jordens CFC, McGrath C, Montgomery K, Lipworth W and Kerridge I. Informed consent and medical ordeal. Internal Medicine Journal. 2008; 38: 624-28.

Montgomery K, Jordens CFC and Little M. How vulnerability and trust interact during extreme events: Insights for human service agencies and organizations. Administration and Society. 2008; 40: 621-44.

Little M, Jordens CFC, McGrath C, Montgomery K, Kerridge I, Carter SM. Pragmatic pluralism: Mutual tolerance of contested understandings between orthodox and alternative practitioners in autologous stem cell transplantation. Social Science & Medicine. 2007; 64: 1512-23.

Little M. ‘On being both professional and human’ – a response. Internal Medicine Journal. 2006; 36: 319-22.

Little M. Chronic illness and the experience of surviving cancer. Internal Medicine Journal. 2006; 34: 201-02.

Little M. Talking cure and curing talk. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2005; 98(5): 210-12.

Jordens CFC, Little M. ‘In this scenario, I do this, for these reasons’: Narrative, genre and ethical reasoning in the clinic. Social Science & Medicine. 2004; 58(9): 1635-45.

Little M and Sayers EJ. The skull beneath the skin: Cancer survival and awareness of death. Psycho-oncology. 2004; 13(3): 190-98.

Little M and Sayers EJ. "While there's life...": hope and the experience of cancer. Social Science & Medicine. 2004; 59(6): 1329-37.

Little M, Jordens CFC and Sayers EJ. Discourse communities and the discourse of experience. Health. 2003; 7(1): 73-86.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K, Sayers EJ. Survivorship and discourses of identity. Psycho-Oncology. 2002; 11(2): 170-78.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K, Sayers EJ, Cruikshank RA, Stegman J, and Montgomery K. Discourse in different voices: Reconciling n=1 and n=many. [[i|Social Science & Medicine]]. 2002; 55(7): 1079-87.

Jordens CFC, Little M, Paul K and Sayers EJ. Life disruption and generic complexity: a social linguistic analysis of narratives of cancer illness. Social Science & Medicine. 2001; 53(9): 1227-36.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K, Sayers EJ. Vulnerability in the narratives of patients and their carers - studies of colorectal cancer. Health. 2000; 4(4): 499-514.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K., Sayers EJ, and Sriskandarajah D. Face, honor and dignity in the context of colon cancer. Journal of Medical Humanities. 2000; 21(4): 229-43.

Little M, Sayers EJ, Paul K and Jordens CFC. The paradox of survival: cancer and its aftermath. Journal of Pelvic Surgery. 2000; 6(5): 1-4.

Little M, Sayers EJ, Hogg K, Heinrich P and Dunn S. Surviving survival. Psycho-oncology. 2000; 9(5): 120.

Little M, Sayers EJ, Paul K and Jordens CFC. On surviving cancer. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2000; 93(10): 501-03.

Little M. Framing narratives: A theory of media influence. Medic (Italy). 1999; 7(2): 72-78.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K, Sayers EJ, Sriskandarajah D. The illness trajectory or the illness journey. What’s in a metaphor? Medic (Italy). 1999; 7(1): 41-48.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K, Sayers EJ, Sriskandarajah D. Approval and disapproval in the narratives of colorectal cancer patients and their carers. Health. 1999; 3(4): 451-67.

Little M, Jordens CFC, Paul K, Montgomery K, Philipson B. Liminality: A major category of the experience of cancer illness. Social Science & Medicine. 1998; 47(10): 1485-94.