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The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care  A Critical Approach Book
Author : Rose Weitz
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-01-01
ISBN : 1305583701
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

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care Book
Author : Rose Weitz
Publisher :
Release : 1996
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care Book
Author : Rose Weitz
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780534619381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book 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.

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care  A Critical Approach Book
Author : Rose Weitz
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release : 2017
ISBN : 1305583701
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 A Critical Approach

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care  A Critical Approach Book
Author : Rose Weitz
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2019-02-28
ISBN : 9780357045077
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, 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.

The Sociology of Healthcare

The Sociology of Healthcare Book
Author : Alan Clarke
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
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

Sociological Perspectives on Health Illness and Health Care

Sociological Perspectives on Health  Illness  and Health Care Book
Author : David Field,Steve D. Taylor
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780632063567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book 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.

The Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

The Sociology of Health  Healing  and Illness Book
Author : Gregory L. Weiss
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-02-24
ISBN : 1317236424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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 Book
Author : Michael Bury,Jonathan Gabe
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-07-23
ISBN : 1136411011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge * inequalities and patterning of health and illness * professional and patient interaction * chronic illness and disability * evaluation and politics in health care. With a thorough introduction which sets the scene for the field as a whole, and section introductions which contextualize each chapter, the reader includes a number of different perspectives on health and illness, is international in scope, and will provide an invaluable resource to students across a wide range of courses in sociology and the social sciences.

The Sociology of Health and Illness

The Sociology of Health and Illness Book
Author : Peter Conrad
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780716709985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection of 49 readings offers an integrated analysis of the most important issues regarding health and health care from a critical and sociological perspective. Substantive introductions provide context for the readings. With ten new and two revised essays, the Seventh Edition contains more coverage of key areas such as alternative medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and the relationship between healthcare and politics.

Health Illness and Society

Health  Illness  and Society Book
Author : Steven E. Barkan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2020-01-29
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.

Handbook of the Sociology of Health Illness and Healing

Handbook of the Sociology of Health  Illness  and Healing Book
Author : Bernice A. Pescosolido,Jack K. Martin,Jane D. McLeod,Anne Rogers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-12-17
ISBN : 9781441972613
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.

Society and Health

Society and Health Book
Author : Richard K. Thomas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-05-08
ISBN : 0306478897
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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-Rick Thomas brings his 30 years experience in the field to the text making it very applied and accessible. -Lots of boxed material. -"Recommended" purchase for all librarians as reviewed in the June 2004 issue of CHOICE.

Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

Sociology of Health  Healing  and Illness Book
Author : Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-08-13
ISBN : 1317344030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. Readers will emerge with an understanding of the health care system in the United States as well as the changes that are taking place with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness Book
Author : Kevin White
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2002-05-24
ISBN : 9780761964001
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.

Sociology of Health and Health Care

Sociology of Health and Health Care Book
Author : Steve Taylor,David Field
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2007-05-07
ISBN : 1405151722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sociology and its applications are key components of the core foundation programme in nursing and healthcare. Sociology of health and health care is an essential textbook for all students of nursing and healthcare and is organised in four parts: the nature of sociology and sociological research; the social patterning of health and disease; the social aspects of illness and dying; and the organisation and delivery of health care. Sociology of health and health care explores the nature of sociology and sociological research and their application to health and health care. It explores the impact of current social contexts on health and healthcare and recent developments in healthcare policy and addresses their implications for nursing and inter-professional working. This fourth edition also examines new approaches to understanding social inequalities in health and experiences of chronic illness and dying.

Health and Canadian Society

Health and Canadian Society Book
Author : David Coburn,Carl D'Arcy,George Murray Torrance
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 9780802080523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Health and Canadian Society provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between health, health care, and Canadian society. It is a wide-ranging volume that moves from personal and micro concerns to a more macro and institutional focus. It includes chapters of a descriptive nature and others with a more explanatory intent. They have been selected from the major journals or have been expressly written for this book. Ninety-five percent of the contributions are new to this edition. The chapters and the studies reported on are methodologically diverse, ranging from ethnographic studies to statistical analyses of data from large national surveys. Though the chapters are written by anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, and physicians, as well as sociologists, they all have a sociological "turn." Recognized as the standard textbook on the sociology of health in Canada, Health and Canadian Society is an essential reference for sociologists, health care providers, health administrators, and policy planners.

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers Book
Author : Mark Walsh
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780748777174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This series provides readers with a real grounding for Foundation studies across healthcare disciplines. The text demonstrates how theory has a practical application, as well as testing student's knowledge.