• A fine balance

      Sye, Jill (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The aim of this study is to analyse the discourses drawn upon by community paediatric nurses in relation to children’s rights to health. The philosophy of Michel Foucault has been used to underpin the analysis of the ...
    • A thematic analysis of recent PHARMAC new medicines' subsidy decisions

      Villers, Trevor (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      PHARMAC, the Pharmaceutical Management Agency, manages the Pharmaceutical Schedule on behalf of the Government. The Agency is tasked with securing the best health outcomes that are reasonably achievable from pharmaceutical ...
    • Euthanasia: a Foucauldian analysis

      Lewis, Tracey (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      The topic of this study, euthanasia, has become a modern-day issue that challenges some of societies traditionally held beliefs towards death and dying. This study drew upon the theoretical insights of Michel Foucault to ...
    • Modern women or tree-hugging hippies? A Foucauldian discourse analysis of the New Zealand media's representation of waterbirth.

      Ashcroft, Shelley (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This study has identified the discourses surrounding water birth and analyses how these discourses are utilised by the media in New Zealand to represent water birth. The philosophical approach that underpins the study is ...
    • New Zealanders making advance directions: a discourse analysis

      Wareham, Pauline (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Advance directives (ADs) convey consumers' wishes about accepting or refusing future treatment if they become incompetent. The issue of making a particular AD, more commonly referred to as a living will, is the focus of ...