• Medical

Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473995108
Category: Medical
Page: 352
View: 6813
Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. To better help with your studies this book contains: · a global perspective with international examples; · a new chapter on health technologies; · online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings; · a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

    • Medical

Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473995116
Category: Medical
Page: 352
View: 6509
Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. To better help with your studies this book contains: · a global perspective with international examples; · a new chapter on health technologies; · online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings; · a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

    • Medical

Understanding the Sociology of Health

An Introduction
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849205272
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 6476
Praise for the First Edition: `The book is a great introduction... it gives the students a sound basis, gets them thinking and gives them the confidence to move on' - Sarah Nettleton, University of York `This book was a pleasure to read, given its clarity and the broad spectrum to topics covered so succinctly...it delivers a grounded and measured summary of the sociology of health. Perhaps most importantly however, I feel it achieves the task of promoting critical and questioning in relation to the medical model and our understanding of health as anchored in the social world' - Zoe Hildon, Imperial College London The eagerly-awaited new edition of Understanding Health: A Sociological Introduction brings together the best of current thinking in the sociology of health and illness in a truly 'readable' and concise manner. `The book is a great introduction... it gives the students a sound basis, gets them thinking and gives them the confidence to move on' -`This book was a pleasure to read, given its clarity and the broad spectrum to topics covered so succinctly...it delivers a grounded and measured summary of the sociology of health. Perhaps most importantly however, I feel it achieves the task of promoting critical and questioning in relation to the medical model and our understanding of health as anchored in the social world' - The eagerly-awaited new edition of brings together the best of current thinking in the sociology of health and illness in a truly 'readable' and concise manner. Extensively revised and drawing on the latest applied sociological research and new theoretical insights into health and illness, Understanding Health: A Sociological Introduction explores everything from health inequalities to chronic illness; embodiment to research techniques; and health care organisation to social theory. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

    • Medical

Understanding Health

A Sociological Introduction
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761973065
Category: Medical
Page: 152
View: 5072
'The authors are to be commended on a very clear text, easily communicating the insights of a wide range of theoretical perspectives, and marshalling clear empirical evidence for the arguments of the sociology of health' - Health Sociology Review 'The book is well set out and easy to read with signposts provided throughout linking key concepts and topics to aid understanding. The diagrams and tables are clear and well labelled, adding to the reader's knowledge of the topic' - Accident and Emergency Nursing 'In their introduction to Understanding Health Barry and Yuill define their aim in writing this book as "to provide an introduction to the sociology of health to both health and social science students". To fulfill this aim a generalist and non-specialist approach is needed and unsurprisingly this is the one that they take. However, they do not fall into the potential of trap of providing the glib and simplistic approach that is characteristic of some of the other teaching texts with similar aims ...In summary Barry and Yuill have produced a clearly written and organized basic text on the sociology of health. It is properly and commendably sociological and may well have a market beyond its modest aim of non-specialist courses - Critical Public Health 'Lucidly written in simple language to explain very complex sociological concepts, it is well-rooted in history while providing the latest developments in the field of health... an immensely readable book' - The National Medical Journal of India 'Clearly and concisely explains what sociology is and how it contributes to our understanding of health. The text serves anyone wishing to broaden their own understanding of the topic or as an introduction for anyone new to the field. In all, it is an informative text that will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any student dietitian or those involved in working with, or teaching health care students' - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the sociology of health and illness, written for students on a wide range of courses. This book clearly explains what sociology is and how it contributes to our understanding of health. Beginning with an overview of the discipline, the authors set out the different theoretical perspectives offered by sociology. They describe how, for centuries, our understanding of health and illness has been dominated by the medical model and a focus on disease processes. In contrast, they show how sociology provides a broader understanding of health and inequalities in the health of populations by taking account of factors such as age, social class, gender and environment. The book goes on to explore the social context of health care, the role of different professions (particularly the professions allied to medicine) and the organizational constraints on those involved in health care delivery. This textbook is designed for students studying sociology as part of a wide range of courses. To help them get the most from the book, signposts are provided throughout that show where related topics appear elsewhere in the text. Other useful features include discussion points, definitions of key terms, and suggestions for further reading.

    • Social Science

Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing

A Blueprint for the 21st Century
Author: Bernice A. Pescosolido,Jack K. Martin,Jane D. McLeod,Anne Rogers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441972613
Category: Social Science
Page: 571
View: 1348
The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness & Healing advances the understanding of medical sociology by identifying the most important contemporary challenges to the field and suggesting directions for future inquiry. The editors provide a blueprint for guiding research and teaching agendas for the first quarter of the 21st century. In a series of essays, this volume offers a systematic view of the critical questions that face our understanding of the role of social forces in health, illness and healing. It also provides an overall theoretical framework and asks medical sociologists to consider the implications of taking on new directions and approaches. Such issues may include the importance of multiple levels of influences, the utility of dynamic, life course approaches, the role of culture, the impact of social networks, the importance of fundamental causes approaches, and the influences of state structures and policy making.

    • Medical

A Sociology of Health


Author: David Wainwright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204985
Category: Medical
Page: 216
View: 6539
`A Sociology of Health charts a way forward for a medical sociology that can make a positive contribution to medical practice and health policy' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, East London GP and author of The Tyranny of Health `This is a very lively book that will stimulate good debate amongst students undertaking sociology of health courses in higher education' - Mathew Jones, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy, University of the West of England A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates within the field of medical sociology. The book will aid readers' understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population. The book is topical and unique in its approach, combining commentary and analysis of classic debates in medical sociology with contemporary issues in health care policy and practice. The content is wide-ranging, including chapters on: health scares, therapy culture, new dimensions of international health, changes in health care organisation and the feminization of health. Features such as case studies, questions for debate, and further reading sections are used throughout to promote critical reflection and further debate. A Sociology of Health offers readers a fresh approach to the subject, and will be essential reading for all undergraduate students on medical sociology and sociology of health and illness courses, as well as postgraduate students in related health and social care disciplines. David Wainwright is a Senior Lecturer in the School for Health, University of Bath.

    • Social Science

The Sociology of Healthcare


Author: Alan Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864522
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 3010
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

    • Medical

Sociology for Health Professionals


Author: Lani Russell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446296806
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 4647
Based on years of experience teaching sociology to health care students, Lani Russell has written a truly introductory text which explains the main sociological concepts without jargon or becoming too advanced. Using carefully chosen examples, she shows how health issues are influenced by social phenomena such as class, race or sexuality and the relevance this has for practitioners.

    • Social Science

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach


Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305583701
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
View: 8448
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.

    • Social Science

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness


Author: Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344022
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 1976
A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. Readers will emerge with an understanding of the health care system in the United States as well as the changes that are taking place with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.

    • Social Science

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology


Author: Jonathan Gabe,Michael Bury,Mary Ann Elston
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974420
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 4706
This title provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.

    • Social Science

The Sociology of Health and Illness

Critical Perspectives
Author: Peter Conrad,Valerie Leiter
Publisher: Worth Publishers
ISBN: 9781429255271
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 1268
The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives is an essential resource for anyone interested in health and health care. The new Ninth Edition tackles some of the most timely health issues of our day with coverage of eating disorders, the effects of inequality on health, how race, class, and gender affect health outcomes, the health politics of asthma and more. Further, new sections explore the effects of health care reform, the pharmaceutical industry, and the internet on health. Bringing together a wide range of selections from authors like Atul Gawande, Paul Farmer, and Irving Zola, The Sociology of Health and Illness continues to provide students with the most balanced and comprehensive analysis of health care today.

    • Social Science

Health Inequality

An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Methods
Author: Mel Bartley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745691137
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 1405
At a time when social inequalities are increasing at an alarming rate, this new edition of Mel Bartleyï¿1⁄2s popular book is a vital resource for understanding the extent of health inequalities and why they are proving to be persistent despite decades of growing knowledge and policies on the issue. As in the first edition, by examining influences of social class, income, culture and wealth as well as gender, ethnicity and other factors in identity, this accessible book provides a key to understanding the major theories and explanations of what lies behind inequality in health. Bartley re-situates the classic behavioural, psycho-social, and material approaches within a life-course perspective. Evaluating the evidence of health outcomes over time and at local and national levels, Bartley argues that individual social integration demands closer attention if health inequality is to be tackled effectively, revealing the important part that identity plays in relation to the chances of a long and healthy life. Health Inequality will be essential reading for students taking courses in the sociology of health and illness, social policy and welfare, health sciences, public health and epidemiology and all those interested in understanding the consequences of social inequality for health.

    • Education

The Sociology of Early Childhood

Young Children’s Lives and Worlds
Author: Yarrow Andrew,Jennifer Fane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351612220
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 4670
The Sociology of Early Childhood brings a new perspective to the field of early childhood education, offering insights into how children's diverse backgrounds shape their life chances. This book will be invaluable for all early childhood educators and students, who want to explore the complexities of contemporary society. The book takes us through the lives of children from birth to eight years of age, highlighting key issues for babies, for toddlers and for older children, as they grow and learn. Exploring key aspects of inequality, such as gender, social class, race, disability, Indigeneity and sexuality, the sociological insights of this book help educators navigate their role as guides, mediators and advocates for young children. Whether it is understanding children's emotions, working with families, or understanding the challenges of climate change, this book will help, with practical and relevant knowledge. Traditional approaches to early childhood focus on individual children, often missing a critical awareness of social relationships. There has also been a narrow understanding of children's abilities at a given age or stage, which has ignored the significant impacts of power, privilege and disadvantage. Using sociological theory, the authors unpack how these big issues affect all aspects of children's lives, showing how children struggle to overcome the negative stereotypes which operate to diminish the life chances of many children. This book gives all those who care about or for young children the tools and understanding to become powerful advocates for a better childhood, and a better world.

    • Social Science

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health & Illness


Author: Kevin White
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 1446241327
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 8844
"Kevin White guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health showing clearly that health and illness are the products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born. He expertly draws on the works of Parsons, Marx, Foucault and feminist writers to provide an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health." - Ray Fitzpatrick, University of Oxford "I have used this book for many years because it is so well written, and it is easy for the students to understand." - Julianne Law, Bangor University "An excellent introductory text to help the students to begin to critically analyse different perspectives on health." - Debbie Chittenden, University of Bolton This is a new edition of the best-selling textbook for students of the sociology of health and illness. Free of jargon, intuitive about student needs and well versed in course requirements, Kevin White's book is used widely across both health and sociology schools.

    • Medical

Key Concepts in Health Studies


Author: Chris Yuill,Iain Crinson,Eilidh Duncan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446249565
Category: Medical
Page: 192
View: 3062
Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners. From ageism to public health, and gender to obesity, the book offers an exciting guide to the multidisciplinary field. Each entry features: -A snapshot definition of the concept -A wider discussion of the main issues -Case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice -Examples of further reading Highly readable, with clear indexing, and cross-referencing between entries, this is not only a student-friendly textbook that will enable the reader to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular key concept, but a valuable resource to anyone practicing in the health care field.

Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking
Author: David Downes,Paul Rock,Eugene McLaughlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198747349
Category:
Page: 424
View: 3530
In Understanding Deviance, Seventh Edition, leading experts David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin examine the major sociological theories behind crime and deviance, covering their development, recent research, and varying perspectives on their explanations of criminality. The authors discuss key debates in depth, challenging students to question assumptions and explore new avenues of scholarship. An extensive bibliography provides references to a wide range of both classic and lesser-known texts.

    • Social Science

New Directions in the Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions

Assaults on the Lifeworld
Author: G. Scambler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230297439
Category: Social Science
Page: 235
View: 6618
Bringing together disability theorists and medical sociologists for the first time in this cutting-edge collection, contributors examine chronic illness and disability, disability theory, doctor-patient encounters, lifeworld issues and the new genetics.

    • Medical

Health Disparities in the United States

Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health
Author: Donald A. Barr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421414767
Category: Medical
Page: 328
View: 772
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice magazine The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world. Yet wide health disparities persist between different social groups, and many Americans suffer from poorer health than people in other developed countries. Donald A. Barr's Health Disparities in the United States explores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity interact with socioeconomic inequality to create and perpetuate these health disparities. Examining the significance of this gulf for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large, Barr offers potential policy- and physician-based solutions for reducing health inequity in the long term. This popular course book, which has been fully updated, now incorporates significant new material, including a chapter on the profound effects of inequality on child development, behavioral choices, and adult health status. An essential text for courses in public health, health policy, and sociology, the second edition analyzes the complex web of social forces that influence health outcomes in the United States. This book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.

Foundations of Sociology

Towards a Better Understanding of the Human World
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349878359
Category:
Page: 192
View: 3737