The Body in Health and Social Care

The Body in Health and Social Care

by Julia Twigg


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333776209
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

JULIA TWIGG is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She has published widely on health and social care and is author of Bathing: The Body and Community Care.

Table of Contents

The Body in Health and Social Care
The Debate about the Body
The Body and Ageing
Disability and the Body
The Body in Medicine and Health Care
Diet, Health and the Body: Obesity and Eating Disorders
Home Care: The Body in Domestic Time and Space
The Bodywork of Care
The Body in Public Space: Breastfeeding and Toilets

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'...the book is a treat to read and is destined to be essential reading for students and anyone else with a serious interest in advancing our understanding of the operation of social care and health services.' - Michael Fine, Ageing& Society

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