The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care Description: The medical sociology course looks at the distribution of health and illness, the nature of the health care system, the roles of mainstream and alternative health care providers, and the experiences of those who live with illness or disability. Rose Weitz adds to this traditional subject matter a critical approach which emphasizes the effects of power, such as how gender, ethnicity, and social class affect individuals' experiences of health and illness and how social forces create illness and affect our ideas about the nature of illness. This text concentrates on health within the United States, but also looks at health care issues globally in order to provide a perspective to the American experience. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the field of sociology of health, including both micro- and macro-level topics. It emphasizes the sociological issues far more than the other available textbooks. The book is highly readable, and grabs students attention in a way that is rare for a textbook. It has been thoroughly updated; more than 40 percent of the references were published in the last five years.


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN-13 : 053461938X
Copyright Year : 2004
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care A Critical Approach Description: 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.


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN-13 : 9781305583702
Copyright Year : 2016-01-01
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care A Critical Approach Description: 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.


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Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Nelson Education
ISBN-13 : 9781305583702
Copyright Year : 2017
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care Description: The first text to take a critical approach to our health care systems, it provides an analysis of the relationship between American social organizations/institutions and the medical care system.


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Genre : Medical personnel and patient
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Copyright Year : 1996
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care In Canada Description:


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Genre : Medical care
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care A Critical Approach Description: Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 8th 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.


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Cengage Learning
ISBN-13 : 0357045076
Copyright Year : 2019-02-28
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care Description: This highly readable and thoroughly up-to-date text offers a comprehensive overview of the field of sociology of health, including both micro and macro-level topics. Dr. Weitz examines the subject matter with a critical approach, which emphasizes the effects of power (such as how gender, ethnicity, and social class affect individual's experiences of health and illness), and how social forces create illness, affect our ideas about the nature of illness, and impact the work and position of health care workers. This text concentrates on health within the United States, but also looks at global health care issues.


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN-13 : 0495172030
Copyright Year : 2007
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The Sociology Of Healthcare Description: 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


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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317864530
Copyright Year : 2013-09-13
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The Sociology Of Health Illness And Health Care Mindtap 1 Term Printed Access Card Description:


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Sociological Perspectives On Health Illness And Health Care Description: Sociological Perspectives on Health, Illness and Health Care identifies 3 key issues in the sociology of health: researching health, issues surrounding illness in major client/patient groups and factors influencing the provisions of health care.


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Genre : Medical
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN-13 : 0632063564
Copyright Year : 1998
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