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…  See more details below

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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.

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
Introduction
1Conceptualising Chronic Illness3
2The Identification of Cases in Psychiatry21
3Asking Questions in Social Research: Theory and Method39
4Researching a Public Health Issue: Gay Men and AIDS58
5Making Sense of Socio-economic Health Inequalities79
6Children, Health and Illness97
7Health, Illness and the Politics of Gender115
8Health and Illness in Later Life134
9The Politics of Health Care Reform in Britain: A Moving Consensus?155
10Professionalism and Health Care174
11Palliative Care for All?192
12Unwaged Carers and the Provision of Health Care211
Index230

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