Social Aspects of Health Illness and Healthcare

Provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare.

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Author: Mary Larkin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335239870

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. Explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society.

Society and Health

-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.

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Author: Richard K. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306478895

Category: Medical

Page: 374

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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.

The Sociology of Healthcare

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 ...

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Author: Alan Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317864530

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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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

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care

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.

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Author: Rose Weitz

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 053461938X

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

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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.

Sociology of Health and Health Care

This fourth edition also examines new approaches to understanding social inequalities in health and experiences of chronic illness and dying.

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Author: Steve Taylor

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405151726

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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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.

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach

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 ...

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Author: Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305583702

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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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.

Health Illness and Medical Care in Japan

Cultural and Social Dimensions Edward Norbeck, Margaret Lock. There are a
few books each on sociopathy, social aspects of mental health, and aging. I
suspect that the order of frequency of topics on this list would not appreciably
differ from ...

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Author: Edward Norbeck

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824880767

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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This is one of the first attempts to explore the effects of social, political, and cultural variables on the interpretation of ideas about health, illness, and medical care in a technologically rich society. In this collection of essays, five anthropologists and one political scientist demonstrate that modern medical care in Japan is not a uniform, value-free scientific endeavor, but rather a culturally shaped part of a complex pluralistic medical system that is, itself, the product of a specific historical and social tradition. The comparative study of health, illness, and medical care provides a rich source of cross-fertilization of ideas among the social sciences. This collection of essays offers new insights on and raises new questions about contemporary Japanese society, biomedicine as a cultural product, and the transformation that occurs when medical knowledge and techniques are used in a different cultural milieu.

Health and Illness in a Changing Society

Health and Illness in a Changing Society provides a lively and critical account of the impact of social change on the experience of health and illness.

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Author: Michael Bury

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415115159

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 230

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Health and illness are intensely personal matters. It seems self evident that health is a basic necessity of the 'good life', though it is often taken for granted. Illness, on the other hand challenges our sense of security and may introduce acute anxiety into our lives. Health and Illness in a Changing Society provides a lively and critical account of the impact of social change on the experience of health and illness. It also examines the different sociological perspectives that have been used to analyse health matters. While some of the ideas developed in the last twenty years remain relevant to social research in health today, many are in need of urgent revision.

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers

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.

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Author: Mark Walsh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748777172

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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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.

IAPSM s Textbook of Community Medicine

Medical sociology is the study of the effects of social and cultural factors on
health and medicine. ... social aspects of health and illness, social role of health
establishments and organizations as well as the relationship of healthcare
delivery to ...

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Author: AM Kadri

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers

ISBN: 9789352709946

Category: Medical

Page: 1252

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Staying Alive Third Edition Critical Perspectives on Health Illness and Health Care

This new edition of Staying Alive provides readers with a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness in Canada and abroad.

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Author: Dennis Raphael

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 9781773381305

Category: Social Science

Page: 759

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This new edition of Staying Alive provides readers with a fresh perspective on health, health care, and illness in Canada and abroad. Grounded in a human rights approach to health, this edited collection includes chapters on the social construction of illness and disability, social determinants of health, and current critical issues in the field. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and includes recent national and international developments in health care, with current world statistics and an emphasis on austerity-related changes and their effects on health and health care systems. It includes chapters on pharmaceutical policy, social class, women’s health, and the impact of economic forces such as globalization and privatization in health care.

Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care

Comprehensive in scope and depth, evidence-based, and current, this text addresses a variety of integrated psychosocial topics involving patients/clients, families, and other caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional ...

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Author: Meredith E. Drench

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015055581790

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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For courses in Psychosocial Aspects of Illness/Disability, Social Psychology of Disability and Rehabilitation, Chronic Illness, and Rehabilitation Psychology in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health care programs. Comprehensive in scope and depth, evidence-based, and current, this text addresses a variety of integrated psychosocial topics involving patients/clients, families, and other caregivers affected by pathology, impairment, functional limitation, and/or disability due to injury or acute or chronic illness. Reality-based and practical in approach, it addresses very real issues in today's health care, acknowledging time as well as other constraints, and describes recommended roles and intervention strategies for care providers. Reader-friendly and thought-provoking, the text features an abundance of real-life student journal entries, case studies and examples, and reflective questions.

Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine

The book is now in two parts: part I covers psychological aspects of health and illness, assessments, interventions and healthcare practice. Part II covers medical matters listed in alphabetical order.

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Author: Susan Ayers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139465267

Category: Medical

Page:

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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline at the interface of psychology and clinical medicine. This new edition is fully reworked and revised, offering an entirely up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and specialists in health-related matters. There are two new editors: Susan Ayers from the University of Sussex and Kenneth Wallston from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The prestigious editorial team and their international, interdisciplinary cast of authors have reconceptualised their much-acclaimed handbook. The book is now in two parts: part I covers psychological aspects of health and illness, assessments, interventions and healthcare practice. Part II covers medical matters listed in alphabetical order. Among the many new topics added are: diet and health, ethnicity and health, clinical interviewing, mood assessment, communicating risk, medical interviewing, diagnostic procedures, organ donation, IVF, MMR, HRT, sleep disorders, skin disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.

Research Methods in Health Humanities

(Frank 1997, 3) Thus, life-writing about health, illness, and healthcare can be
useful in analyzing individuals' internal and ... identity formation to understand
and critique the social aspects of healthcare and to try to effect change in
healthcare.

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Author: Craig M. Klugman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190918538

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Research Methods in Health Humanities surveys the diverse and unique research methods used by scholars in the growing, transdisciplinary field of health humanities. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates, but rich enough to engage more seasoned students and scholars, this volume is an essential teaching and reference tool for health humanities teachers and scholars. Health humanities is a field committed to social justice and to applying expertise to real world concerns, creating research that translates to participants and communities in meaningful and useful ways. The chapters in this field-defining volume reflect these values by examining the human aspects of health and health care that are critical, reflective, textual, contextual, qualitative, and quantitative. Divided into four sections, the volume demonstrates how to conduct research on texts, contexts, people, and programs. Readers will find research methods from traditional disciplines adapted to health humanities work, such as close reading of diverse texts, archival research, ethnography, interviews, and surveys. The book also features transdisciplinary methods unique to the health humanities, such as health and social justice studies, digital health humanities, and community dialogues. Each chapter provides learning objectives, step-by-step instructions, resources, and exercises, with illustrations of the method provided by the authors' own research. An invaluable tool in learning, curricular development, and research design, this volume provides a grounding in the traditions of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences for students considering health care careers, but also provides useful tools of inquiry for everyone, as we are all future patients and future caregivers of a loved one.

Sociology as Applied to Medicine E Book

This introduction to medical sociology is for medical students and health professionals in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702041976

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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This introduction to medical sociology is for medical students and health professionals in the United Kingdom and Europe. A concise and jargon-free introduction to medical sociology – accessible and readable for medical students with little time to devote to this subject. Practical emphasis on essential social issues: the doctor-patient relationship, social class, ethnic minority groups and organization of health services. Attractive two-colour page design with boxed summaries. New section on theory and methods of social research, pointing out the important differences between social research and the more biologically orientated research familiar to medical readers. Extensive revision of those chapters covering health policy, eg NHS chapter, health promotion, community care, organisation of health care.

The Sociology of Healthcare

In this, the first part of the reader, we introduce you to some of the sociological
concepts and theories that are of particular concern when studying the
sociological aspects of health and illness, and experiences of healthcare. We
could have ...

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Author: Sarah Earle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137266545

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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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.

Gender and the Social Construction of Illness

Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore present a gendered analysis of health, illness
, and medical care. This volume ... First, the authors pay critical atten— tion to the
social aspects of the experience of physical illness and resultant medical care.

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Author: Judith Lorber

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759116559

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore consider the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western medicine in this brief, lively textbook. They offer a distinct feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics concerning physical illness. SIGNS labeled the first edition 'a rich and imaginative work.' In the extensively revised second edition of this successful text, the authors add chapters on disability and genital surgeries. They also update and expand their discussions of social epidemiology, AIDS, the health professions, PMS, menopause, and feminist health care. For a creative, feminist-oriented alternative to traditional texts on medical sociology, medical anthropology, and the history of medicine, this is an ideal choice.

Medical Power and Social Knowledge

IV CONCLUSION 11 The regulation of bodies Towards a general theory in
medical sociology Medical sociology is a complex ... of health, illness and
healthcare systems which is an adequate reflection of contemporary concerns in
sociological ...

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Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803975989

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies. Bryan S Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action and looks at the subject of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the pe

Materialities of Care

The collection addresses fleeting moments of care, as well as choreographed routines that order bodies and materials. Throughout there is a focus on practice, and relations between materials and care as ongoing, emergent and processual.

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Author: Christina Buse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119499732

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Materialities of Care addresses the role of material culture within health and social care encounters, including everyday objects, dress, furniture and architecture. Makes visible the mundane and often unnoticed aspects of material culture and attends to interrelations between materials and care in practice Examines material practice across a range of clinical and non-clinical spaces including hospitals, hospices, care homes, museums, domestic spaces and community spaces such as shops and tenement stairwells Addresses fleeting moments of care, as well as choreographed routines that order bodies and materials Focuses on practice and relations between materials and care as ongoing, emergent and processual International contributions from leading scholars draw attention to methodological approaches for capturing the material and sensory aspects of health and social care encounters

Sociology in Perspective

This has led to the development of a new approach to the sociological
understanding of health and illness which will be examined in Sections 4.3 and
4.9 . ... to chronic illnesses ( meaning longstanding ill - health , such as heart
disease and cancer ) has two main implications . ... One effect of the growing
medicalization of healthcare highlighted by Doyal ( 1995 ) , in her study of gender
and health , has ...

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Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435331604

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 346

This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.