Ariel Ducey

Ariel Ducey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada. Her research centers on issues of responsibility, ethicality, knowledge, and emotions in the institutions and practices of health care and medicine. Her book, Never Good Enough: Health Care Workers and the False Promise of Job Training (Cornell 2009), examined the creation and justification of a billion-dollar industry for training, upgrading, and multiskilling unionized, frontline health care workers in New York City, in the midst of widespread restructuring of the health care sector. She also published two book chapters on affective and caring labour in this training industry. More recently, she worked for several years with an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Toronto examining the processes around medical device adoption, regulation, and surveillance in Canada. Her current research, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, focuses on pelvic floor surgery and the adoption of new devices and techniques into surgery, including transvaginal mesh.

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