Sociology of Health and Health Care: An Introduction for Nurses / Edition 2 by Steve Taylor, David Field | | 9780632040933 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sociology of Health and Health Care: An Introduction for Nurses / Edition 2

Sociology of Health and Health Care: An Introduction for Nurses / Edition 2

by Steve Taylor, David Field
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632040939

ISBN-13: 9780632040933

Pub. Date: 10/29/1997

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632040933
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/29/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I: Conceptualisation and research; Conceptualising chronic illness; The identification of cases in psychiatry; Asking questions in social research: theory and method; Researching a public health issue: gay men and AIDS; Part II: Social divisions, health and illness; Making sense of socio economic health inequalities; Children, health and illness; Health, illness and the politics of gender; Health and illness in later life; Part III: The provision of health care: The politics of health care reform in Britain: a moving consensus?; Professionalism and health care; Palliative care for all; Unwaged carers and the provision of health care; Index

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