Sociology of Health and Health Care: An Introduction for Nurses

Sociology of Health and Health Care: An Introduction for Nurses

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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: 9780632041473
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

David Field is at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Leicester. Steve Taylor is Lecturer in Medical Sociology and Medical Law at King's College, London.

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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