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.
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)