The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach
A Book

by Rose Weitz

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781305583702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 7th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that includes both micro- and macro-level topics. The text exposes the sociological and ethical dilemmas of modern health care and challenges students to think analytically, while its unique critical perspective enables readers to question their previously held beliefs about health and illness. Thorough discussions of health and health care emphasize how social forces can prevent or foster illness, affect cultural ideas about illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and affect the lives of health care workers. Race, class, gender, and disability issues are highlighted throughout the text; the book also summarizes the social causes of health and illness in less developed nations and the diverse ways that nations provide (or don't provide) health care. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada
A Critical Approach

by Lisa Strohschein,Rose Weitz

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-01-08
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9780176514174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Strohschein/Weitz' The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, first Canadian edition is the first in its field to take a critical approach, challenging students to use their 'sociological imagination' to question previously taken-for-granted aspects about health, illness, and health care. Comprehensive, current, and thoroughly Canadian, the authors consistently encourage students to acquire for themselves the tools needed to see the world around them in a new way. As one of the largest fields in the discipline, the sociology of health and illness is vibrant, theoretically-rich and diverse. As such, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare in Canada: A Critical Approach places nearly equal balance of the three main areas in the field: the social patterning of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. It introduces students not only to structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, but also to more recent theories such as Foucaultian theory, postmodernism, Bourdiesian theory and sociology of the body. The text places considerable effort into evaluating and interpreting the most current available research findings; Canadian statistics; and trends in health, creating a coherent 'story' that will engage students and stimulate active learning and independent thinking. The text's authors contextualize the sociology of health, illness, and healthcare in Canada's political, historical, and cultural landscape. At the same time, the authors examine the lessons to be learned by contrasting the Canadian situation with what occurs in the United States and other countries.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness
A Book

by Kevin White

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2016-12-13
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1473994500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bestselling An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness has long been the go-to text for students looking for a clear, engaging and theoretically informed introduction to this dynamic topic. Written with a truly sociological and critical perspective, and thoroughly updated to include the latest cutting-edge thinking in the area, the new edition is packed with new empirical examples. Incorporating helpful learning features including chapter overviews, boxed cases, summaries and further reading, this book is a stimulating and thought-provoking essential text for students in health, nursing and sociology schools.

Health, Illness, and Society

Health, Illness, and Society
An Introduction to Medical Sociology

by Steven E. Barkan

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2020-01-29
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1538129930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act and other recent health care reform efforts.

The Sociology of Health and Illness

The Sociology of Health and Illness
A Book

by Sarah Nettleton

  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 2021-01-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781509512744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sarah Nettleton’s The Sociology of Health and Illness has become a cornerstone text, popular with students and academics alike for its rigorous and accessible overview of the field. Building on these strengths, the fourth edition integrates fresh insights from the current literature with the core tenets of traditional medical sociology, providing students with a thorough grounding in the sociology of health and illness. The text covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range of analytic approaches, spanning issues such as the social construction of medical knowledge, the analysis of lay health beliefs, concepts of lifestyles and risk, the experience of illness and the sociology of the body. It also explores matters that are central to health policy, such as professional–patient relationships, health inequalities and the changing nature of health care work. A new chapter has been added, on the sociology of mental health; other chapters have been updated with illustrative examples and questions for discussion. Written for students of the social sciences, this book will also appeal to students taking vocational degrees, such as nursing, medicine and public health, who require a sociological grounding in the area. Thoroughly revised and fully updated, this fourth edition will prove invaluable to anyone looking for a clear and engaging introduction to contemporary debates within the sociology of health and illness.

The Sociology of Healthcare

The Sociology of Healthcare
A Reader for Health Professionals

by Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2008-03-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 113726585X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
A Book

by Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-02-04
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9781138647732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender throughout. This new edition leads students through the complexities of the evolving Affordable Care Act. It significantly expands coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care topics students typically debate in the classroom. Many new textboxes and enhancements in pedagogy grace this new edition, which is essential in the fast-changing area of health care. New to this Edition *More textboxes relating the social aspects of medicine to students' lives *Expanded coverage leading students through the complex impacts of the ACA and health care reform *Expanded coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care *'Health and the Internet' sections updated and renovated toward student assignments *New, end of chapter lists of terms *Updated test bank "

The Sociology of Health and Illness

The Sociology of Health and Illness
A Book

by Peter Conrad

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN : 9781429205580
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A text that brings a critical and conceptual sociological orientation to bear on the issues underlying the current health care crisis and on proposed changes in the health system.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health & Illness

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health & Illness
A Book

by Kevin White

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Release : 2008-12-22
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1446241327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Kevin White guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health showing clearly that health and illness are the products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born. He expertly draws on the works of Parsons, Marx, Foucault and feminist writers to provide an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health." - Ray Fitzpatrick, University of Oxford "I have used this book for many years because it is so well written, and it is easy for the students to understand." - Julianne Law, Bangor University "An excellent introductory text to help the students to begin to critically analyse different perspectives on health." - Debbie Chittenden, University of Bolton This is a new edition of the best-selling textbook for students of the sociology of health and illness. Free of jargon, intuitive about student needs and well versed in course requirements, Kevin White's book is used widely across both health and sociology schools.

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology
An Introduction

by Hannah Bradby

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1412902185
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This timely and assured text provides lecturers and students with a well informed, penetrating analysis of the key questions in medicine and society. The book is divided into three sections. It opens with a well judged account of the context of health and illness. It moves on to examine the process and experience of illness. Finally, it examines how health care is negotiated and delivered.

Medicine, Health and Society

Medicine, Health and Society
A Book

by Hannah Bradby

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2012-02-13
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1446258459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada
A Book

by Strohschein/Weitz

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning Canada Inc
  • Release : 2017-12-19
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0176727051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Strohschein/Weitz' The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, first Canadian edition is the first in its field to take a critical approach, challenging students to use their 'sociological imagination' to question previously taken-for-granted aspects about health, illness, and health care. Comprehensive, current, and thoroughly Canadian, the authors consistently encourage students to acquire for themselves the tools needed to see the world around them in a new way. As one of the largest fields in the discipline, the sociology of health and illness is vibrant, theoretically-rich and diverse. As such, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare in Canada: A Critical Approach places nearly equal balance of the three main areas in the field: the social patterning of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. It introduces students not only to structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, but also to more recent theories such as Foucaultian theory, postmodernism, Bourdiesian theory and sociology of the body. The text places considerable effort into evaluating and interpreting the most current available research findings; Canadian statistics; and trends in health, creating a coherent 'story' that will engage students and stimulate active learning and independent thinking. The text's authors contextualize the sociology of health, illness, and healthcare in Canada's political, historical, and cultural landscape. At the same time, the authors examine the lessons to be learned by contrasting the Canadian situation with what occurs in the United States and other countries.

Medicine as Culture

Medicine as Culture
Illness, Disease and the Body

by Deborah Lupton

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2012-04-04
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 1446208958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lupton's newest edition of Medicine as Culture is more relevant than ever. Trudy Rudge, Professor of Nursing, University of Sydney A welcome update of a text that has become a mainstay of the medical sociologist's library. Alan Radley, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology, Loughborough University Medicine as Culture introduces students to a broad range of cross-disciplinary theoretical perspectives, using examples that emphasize bodies and visual images. Lupton's core contrast between lay perspectives on illness and medical power is a useful beginning point for courses teaching health and illness from a socio-cultural perspective. Arthur Frank, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary Medicine as Culture is unlike any other sociological text on health and medicine. It combines perspectives drawn from a wide variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, social history, cultural geography, and media and cultural studies. The book explores the ways in which medicine and health care are sociocultural constructions, ranging from popular media and elite cultural representations of illness to the power dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship. The Third Edition has been updated to cover new areas of interest, including: - studies of space and place in relation to the body - actor-network theory as it is applied in research related to medicine - The internet and social media and how they contribute to lay health knowledge and patient support - complementary and alternative medicine - obesity and fat politics. Contextualising introductions and discussion points in every chapter makes Medicine as Culture, Third Edition a rigorous yet accessible text for students. Deborah Lupton is an independent sociologist and Honorary Associate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney.

EBOOK: Social Aspects Of Health, Illness And Healthcare

EBOOK: Social Aspects Of Health, Illness And Healthcare
A Book

by Mary Larkin

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2011-01-16
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0335239870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is an easy-to-read introductory text exploring the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. Key concepts are introduced carefully and there is a helpful glossary of key terms. Activities and discussion points enable students to pace their learning and illustrative case studies bring the text to life. In short, this is a gentle yet comprehensive introduction which will no doubt become popular with lecturers and students alike." Dr Sarah Earle, Associate Dean Research, The Open University, UK "Larkin's book provides an excellent and accessible read for students studying health related disciplines... a useful resource for those new to the subject area of social aspects of health, health care and illness and a good refresher for those that may not have studied the subject for some time or those returning to study. The reader will be left feeling informed around the key issues and theories." Sabina Sattar, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, UK "I wish to congratulate Mary Larkin for creating such a useful resource. The structure of this book and the writing style employed makes light work of complex subjects. The overview at the beginning of each chapter is useful to signpost the student to the topics covered. Because the book is well explained throughout it would be a useful core text for level 4 5 & 6 modules in pre-and post registration nursing in the UK. Each chapter of this book directs the students reading and the interactive design fosters independent learning. This is a well written comprehensive text and is a 'must' for students in the pursuit of understanding the social aspects of health." Peggy Murphy, Senior Lecturer (Nursing), Glyndwr University, UK "Mary Larkin's textbook offers the nursing student a lively insight into many applied aspects of the social aspects of health and illness. It uses a variety of theoretical perspectives, and all concepts are clearly extrapolated. A variety of devices are then utilised to facilitate knowledge and understanding. This is an excellent resource, which I would highly recommend." Siobhan McCullough, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast, UK "Mary Larkin has written a comprehensive survey of contemporary health issues well suited to the needs of students of social aspects of health. Written in an accessible and lively style, the book covers an impressive range of theoretical approaches and substantive material, complemented by summaries, discussion questions and learning activities, to prompt students to reflect on their reading and to engage with the text." Hannah Bradby, University of Warwick, UK "I find this to be one of the most intuitive texts I have read to date as a student. Mary Larkin has an obvious passion for and belief in what she has written, making this all the more enjoyable and interesting to read." Roisin Kiernan, Student nurse, Queen's University Belfast, UK "A valuable book owing to its excellent contents, its effective layout and clear method of delivering information. It is well worth the price." British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, May 2011 "I found this book to be very well thought out and well written... It gave me more insight into the academics of nursing. It’s a book that would have been very beneficial to me when I first embarked on my nursing course in understanding key concepts..." Antoinette Honegan, Student Nurse, Kingston University, UK This core textbook is the ideal companion text for students studying the social aspects of health and illness, whether it is as part of a health studies degree, nursing or other professional qualification related to health, social care, youth and community work and social work. Written at an introductory level this book is suitable for students new to this subject and looking for a broad and accessible text for use throughout their studies. The book provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the subject area of the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. In so doing, it explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society. It includes self-contained chapters on: Gender Social class Ethnicity Ageing Physical ill health Mental health and illness Disability Death and dying Families, communities and healthcare Healthcare organisations and professions In addition to drawing together many different sources within this subject area, this engaging book is full of case studies, primary sources and activities for study, all of which will help you get to grips with the core concepts and themes in the study of health, illness and healthcare.

EBOOK: A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

EBOOK: A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
A Book

by Anne Rogers,David Pilgrim

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2014-05-16
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0335262775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do we understand mental health problems in their social context? A former BMA Medical Book of the Year award winner, this book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness. The book considers contemporary and historical aspects of sociology, social psychiatry, policy and therapeutic law to help students develop an in-depth and critical approach to this complex subject.New developments for the fifth edition include:Brand new chapter on prisons, criminal justice and mental healthExpanded coverage of stigma, class and social networksUpdated material on the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of LibertyA classic in its field, this well established textbook offers a rich and well-crafted overview of mental health and illness unrivalled by competitors and is essential reading for students and professionals studying a range of medical sociology and health-related courses. It is also highly suitable for trainee mental health workers in the fields of social work, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry. "Rogers and Pilgrim go from strength to strength! This fifth edition of their classic text is not only a sociology but also a psychology, a philosophy, a history and a polity. It combines rigorous scholarship with radical argument to produce incisive perspectives on the major contemporary questions concerning mental health and illness. The authors admirably balance judicious presentation of the range of available understandings with clear articulation of their own positions on key issues. This book is essential reading for everyone involved in mental health work." Christopher Dowrick, Professor of Primary Medical Care, University of Liverpool, UK "Pilgrim and Rogers have for the last twenty years given us the key text in the sociology of mental health and illness. Each edition has captured the multi-layered and ever changing landscape of theory and practice around psychiatry and mental health, providing an essential tool for teachers and researchers, and much loved by students for the dexterity in combining scope and accessibility. This latest volume, with its focus on community mental health, user movements criminal justice and the need for inter-agency working, alongside the more classical sociological critiques around social theories and social inequalities, demonstrates more than ever that sociological perspectives are crucial in the understanding and explanation of mental and emotional healthcare and practice, hence its audience extends across the related disciplines to everyone who is involved in this highly controversial and socially relevant arena." Gillian Bendelow, School of Law Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, UK "From the classic bedrock studies to contemporary sociological perspectives on the current controversy over which scientific organizations will define diagnosis, Rogers and Pilgrim provide a comprehensive, readable and elegant overview of how social factors shape the onset and response to mental health and mental illness. Their sociological vision embraces historical, professional and socio-cultural context and processes as they shape the lives of those in the community and those who provide care; the organizations mandated to deliver services and those that have ended up becoming unsuitable substitutes; and the successful and unsuccessful efforts to improve the lives through science, challenge and law." Bernice Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Indiana University, USA

Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care

Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care
A Book

by Steve Taylor

  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 1998-05-15
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780632041473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care identifies three key issues in the sociology of health: researching health, issues surrounding illness in major client/patients groups such as children and the elderly, and the factors influencing the provision of health care. The book provides a critical evaluation of these issues and encourages the reader to critique and analyse current findings. The text presents and evaluates the current knowledge base, how this has developed and is developing, and considers health issues currently being debated (eg, inequalities in health provision). This book will provide students with access to a wide range of expertise in the sociology of health. Presented in a clear and accessible format, the book is written assuming a basic knowledge of sociology on the part of the reader.

The Sociology of Healthcare

The Sociology of Healthcare
A Book

by Alan Clarke

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1317864530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled ‘End of Life’ which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the most difficult and challenging areas of care. The ‘End of Life’ chapter includes information on changing attitudes to death, theories of death and dying, and palliative care. All chapters have been thoroughly updated to address diversity issues such as gender, ethnicity and disability. In addition, expanded and updated chapters include ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Health Inequalities’. The text is further enhanced through the use of case studies that relate theory to professional practice, and discussion questions to aid understanding. Links to websites direct the reader to further information on health, social wellbeing and government policies. This book is essential reading for all students of healthcare including nursing, medicine, midwifery and health studies and for those studying healthcare as part of sociology, social care and social policy degrees. “In an age when health policy follows an individualist model of “personal responsibility” this book by Alan Clarke demonstrates with a vast array of evidence, just how much there is such a thing as society. An excellent overall book.” Dr. Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University

Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada

Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada
A Book

by Juanne Nancarrow Clarke

  • Publisher : Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using four different sociological perspectives--structural-funcational, conflict, symbolic interactionist, and feminist--Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada 4e provides an essential study to the sociology of health. The text examines occupational diseases, environmental challenges, theinequalities of age, gender, class, race, and ethnicity, the experience of getting sick and going to the doctor, and the extensive and profit-motivated impact of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare

Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare
A Book

by Hannah Cooke,Susan Philpin

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0443101558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This introductory text has been designed to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and health care. Divided into three sections, the text covers sociology, nursing and everyday life as well as the healthcare system and the experience of illness.

Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing

Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing
A Blueprint for the 21st Century

by Bernice A. Pescosolido,Jack K. Martin,Jane D. McLeod,Anne Rogers

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-12-17
  • Pages : 571
  • ISBN : 1441972617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness & Healing advances the understanding of medical sociology by identifying the most important contemporary challenges to the field and suggesting directions for future inquiry. The editors provide a blueprint for guiding research and teaching agendas for the first quarter of the 21st century. In a series of essays, this volume offers a systematic view of the critical questions that face our understanding of the role of social forces in health, illness and healing. It also provides an overall theoretical framework and asks medical sociologists to consider the implications of taking on new directions and approaches. Such issues may include the importance of multiple levels of influences, the utility of dynamic, life course approaches, the role of culture, the impact of social networks, the importance of fundamental causes approaches, and the influences of state structures and policy making.