The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care in Canada

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care in Canada
Author: Lisa Strohschein,Rose Weitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780176514174
ISBN 13: 0176514171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care in Canada Book Review:

Strohschein/Weitz' The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, first Canadian edition is the first in its field to take a critical approach, challenging students to use their 'sociological imagination' to question previously taken-for-granted aspects about health, illness, and health care. Comprehensive, current, and thoroughly Canadian, the authors consistently encourage students to acquire for themselves the tools needed to see the world around them in a new way. As one of the largest fields in the discipline, the sociology of health and illness is vibrant, theoretically-rich and diverse. As such, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare in Canada: A Critical Approach places nearly equal balance of the three main areas in the field: the social patterning of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. It introduces students not only to structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, but also to more recent theories such as Foucaultian theory, postmodernism, Bourdiesian theory and sociology of the body. The text places considerable effort into evaluating and interpreting the most current available research findings; Canadian statistics; and trends in health, creating a coherent 'story' that will engage students and stimulate active learning and independent thinking. The text's authors contextualize the sociology of health, illness, and healthcare in Canada's political, historical, and cultural landscape. At the same time, the authors examine the lessons to be learned by contrasting the Canadian situation with what occurs in the United States and other countries.

The Sociology of Healthcare

The Sociology of Healthcare
Author: Alan Clarke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317864522
ISBN 13: 9781317864523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Healthcare Book Review:

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

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care  A Critical Approach
Author: Rose Weitz
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781111828790
ISBN 13: 1111828792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach Book Review:

Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 6e delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that includes both micro and macro-level topics. The text exposes the 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. Dr. Weitz’s thorough discussions of health and medicine emphasize the effects of power and how social forces create illness, affect our ideas about the meaning of illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and impact the work and social position of health care workers. The text focuses on health within the United States, but also examines global health care issues. It uses sociological perspective to thoroughly examine the social construction and cultural forces of health and illness, the social determinants and consequences of health status, and how health care systems operate in other parts of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of the Sociology of Health Illness and Healing

Handbook of the Sociology of Health  Illness  and Healing
Author: Bernice A. Pescosolido,Jack K. Martin,Jane D. McLeod,Anne Rogers
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2010-12-17
ISBN 10: 1441972617
ISBN 13: 9781441972613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Sociology of Health Illness and Healing Book Review:

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.

The Sociology of Health and Illness

The Sociology of Health and Illness
Author: Sarah Nettleton
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2006-07-04
ISBN 10: 0745628281
ISBN 13: 9780745628288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Health and Illness Book Review:

Thoroughly revised and fully updated, the second edition of Sarah Nettleton's book will prove invaluable to anyone looking for a clear and accessible introduction to key contemporary debates within the sociology of health and illness. The book builds on the first edition's success, integrating the core tenets of traditional medical sociology with some fresh insights from the current literature. New material is found throughout , including discussions of the new genetics, food and eating, e-health, the MMR debate, embryo stem cell research, recent approaches to health inequalities, and the health implications of the information age. Carefully annotated suggested further readings have been added to each chapter, to help extend students' learning and thinking. The book aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the area of the sociology of health and illness. As such it covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range of analytic approaches. The text spans issues such as the social construction of medical knowledge, the analysis of lay health knowledge and beliefs, concepts of lifestyles and risk, the experience of illness and the sociology of the body. It also explores matters which are central to health policy, such as professional-patient relationships, health inequalities and the changing nature of health care work. A central theme which runs throughout the book is that we are moving towards a new paradigm of health and health care, one in which people are no longer passive recipients of treatment when they are ill, but are active participants in the maintenance of their own health. This is reflected in contemporary health policy which emphasizes health promotion, community health care and consumerism. The book is written primarily for students of thte social sciences who opt to study the field of health and illness in greater depth, but will also appeal to students taking vocational degrees requiring a sociological grounding in the area.

Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

Sociology of Health  Healing  and Illness
Author: Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-08-13
ISBN 10: 1317344030
ISBN 13: 9781317344032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology of Health Healing and Illness Book Review:

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.

The Sociology of Health and Illness

The Sociology of Health and Illness
Author: Michael Bury,Jonathan Gabe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1136411011
ISBN 13: 9781136411014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Health and Illness Book Review:

A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge * inequalities and patterning of health and illness * professional and patient interaction * chronic illness and disability * evaluation and politics in health care. With a thorough introduction which sets the scene for the field as a whole, and section introductions which contextualize each chapter, the reader includes a number of different perspectives on health and illness, is international in scope, and will provide an invaluable resource to students across a wide range of courses in sociology and the social sciences.

Sociology and Health

Sociology and Health
Author: Peter Morrall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-04
ISBN 10: 1134119321
ISBN 13: 9781134119325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology and Health Book Review:

This lively, introductory text provides students and health practitioners with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues. Written for anyone who is interested in health and disease in contemporary global society, this book engages the reader to act upon their occupational and moral responsibilities. It explains the key sociological theories and debates with humour and imagination in a way that will encourage an inquisitive and reflective approach on the part of any student who engages with the text. With individual chapters covering sociology, health, science, power, medicalisation, madness happiness, sex, violence and death, Sociology and Health is organized so that the student moves through sociological approaches and themes which constantly recur in the experience of healthcare. Students will find this a readable and controversial text which covers the ground they need to know in a thought-provoking way. Lecturers will find it a helpful text for generating discussion in tutorials and seminars. There are summaries at the end of each chapter, suggestions for further reading and ideas for the reader.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

Understanding the Sociology of Health
Author: Anne-Marie Barry,Chris Yuill
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 1473995116
ISBN 13: 9781473995116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Sociology of Health Book Review:

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.

Health Illness and Society

Health  Illness  and Society
Author: Steven E. Barkan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN 10: 1538129930
ISBN 13: 9781538129937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Illness and Society Book Review:

This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act and other recent health care reform efforts.

Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness
Author: Morten Knudsen,Werner Vogd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN 10: 1317637593
ISBN 13: 9781317637592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Review:

Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law, from religion to politics – brought together in different types of arrangements. This innovative volume explores how this polycontexturality plays out in the healthcare arena. Drawing on systems theory, and Luhmann’s theory of social systems as communicative systems in particular, the contributors investigate how things – drugs, for example – and bodies are observed and constructed in different ways under polycontextural conditions. They explore how the different types of communication and observation are brought into workable arrangements – without becoming identical or reconciled – and discuss how health care organizations observe their own polycontexturality. Providing an analysis of healthcare structures that is up to speed with the complexity of healthcare today, this book shows how society and its organizations simultaneously manage contexts that do not fit together. It is an important work for those with an interest in health and illness, social theory, Niklas Luhmann, organizations and systems theory from a range of backgrounds including sociology, health studies, political science and management.

Handbook of Medical Sociology Sixth Edition

Handbook of Medical Sociology  Sixth Edition
Author: Chloe E. Bird,Peter Conrad,Allen M. Fremont,Stefan Timmermans
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0826517226
ISBN 13: 9780826517227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medical Sociology Sixth Edition Book Review:

Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include: --social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital --disability --dying and "the right to die" --health disparities --the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry --the internet --evidence-based medicine and quality of care --health social movements --genetics --religion, spirituality, and health

A Sociology of Health

A Sociology of Health
Author: David Wainwright
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2008-01-18
ISBN 10: 1849204985
ISBN 13: 9781849204989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sociology of Health Book Review:

`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.

The Sociology of Health and Healing

The Sociology of Health and Healing
Author: Professor Margaret Stacey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134897936
ISBN 13: 9781134897933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Health and Healing Book Review:

"...It is well-written and well-referenced...this is an important, innovative, enjoyable textbook which can be highly recommended for use in undergraduate and postgraduate sociology courses on health related subjects, and which will be of value in courses on women's studies and gender. It will also be of interest to inquiring health care practitioners of whatever persuasion." - Sociology "This book takes a bold step in pointing new directions for sociological and social-historical studies of health and health care." - Social History of Medicine Throughout the book, the division of labour in health care, especially as it relates to social class and gender divisions, is taken as central. Its particular characteristic, and one that distinguishes it from other texts in this field, is that feminist critiques of health care are considered alongside the mainstream writing in the social history of medicine, and in medical sociology. Part I takes an historical approach to the types of healing knowledge, the modes of treatment, and the organization of health care found in Europe over the last four hundred years. Part II is a sociological analysis of contemporary health care covering concepts of health and illness, the organization of the National Health Service, the division of labour, the impact of international capitalism, and the issues at stake in arguments about human reproduction.

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care in Canada

The Sociology of Health  Illness  and Health Care in Canada
Author: Strohschein/Weitz
Publsiher: Cengage Learning Canada Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 0176727051
ISBN 13: 9780176727055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care in Canada Book Review:

Strohschein/Weitz' The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, first Canadian edition is the first in its field to take a critical approach, challenging students to use their 'sociological imagination' to question previously taken-for-granted aspects about health, illness, and health care. Comprehensive, current, and thoroughly Canadian, the authors consistently encourage students to acquire for themselves the tools needed to see the world around them in a new way. As one of the largest fields in the discipline, the sociology of health and illness is vibrant, theoretically-rich and diverse. As such, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare in Canada: A Critical Approach places nearly equal balance of the three main areas in the field: the social patterning of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. It introduces students not only to structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, but also to more recent theories such as Foucaultian theory, postmodernism, Bourdiesian theory and sociology of the body. The text places considerable effort into evaluating and interpreting the most current available research findings; Canadian statistics; and trends in health, creating a coherent 'story' that will engage students and stimulate active learning and independent thinking. The text's authors contextualize the sociology of health, illness, and healthcare in Canada's political, historical, and cultural landscape. At the same time, the authors examine the lessons to be learned by contrasting the Canadian situation with what occurs in the United States and other countries.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness
Author: Kevin White
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN 10: 1473994500
ISBN 13: 9781473994508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Review:

The bestselling An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness has long been the go-to text for students looking for a clear, engaging and theoretically informed introduction to this dynamic topic. Written with a truly sociological and critical perspective, and thoroughly updated to include the latest cutting-edge thinking in the area, the new edition is packed with new empirical examples. Incorporating helpful learning features including chapter overviews, boxed cases, summaries and further reading, this book is a stimulating and thought-provoking essential text for students in health, nursing and sociology schools.

Health Illness and Health Care in Canada

Health  Illness  and Health Care in Canada
Author: B. Singh Bolaria,Harley D. Dickinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780176406943
ISBN 13: 0176406948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Illness and Health Care in Canada Book Review:

Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada, 4/e features contributors from all over the country, addressing the widest possible range of perspectives and issues related to sociological determinants of health and illness, and the means of providing health care in the Canadian system. It examines how the causes, distribution, and consequences of injury and illness are at least partly the product of social, economic, and political factors.All chapters are the result of original research and analysis written for this book by leading experts in the field.

Society and Health

Society and Health
Author: Richard K. Thomas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0306478897
ISBN 13: 9780306478895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society and Health Book Review:

-Rick Thomas brings his 30 years experience in the field to the text making it very applied and accessible. -Lots of boxed material. -"Recommended" purchase for all librarians as reviewed in the June 2004 issue of CHOICE.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
Author: Jonathan Gabe,Michael Bury,Mary Ann Elston
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2004-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780761974420
ISBN 13: 0761974423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology Book Review:

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.

Health Illness and the Social Body

Health  Illness  and the Social Body
Author: Peter E. S. Freund,Meredith B. McGuire,Linda S. Podhurst
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038606257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Illness and the Social Body Book Review:

This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness. This text covers a range of contemporary issues in the field including the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa, the health impacts of globalization and inequality, the dominance of the medical establishment in U.S. health care policies and institutional arrangements, health care reform, AIDS, women's care, and environmental and occupational issues. For anyone interested in a theoretical interpretation of health and illness in today's society.