Published January 26, 2010
Textbook - 436 Pages
ISBN 9781405858496 - CAT# Y159757
Published November 26, 2015
Textbook - 448 Pages
ISBN 9781138168091 - CAT# Y219061
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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
Chapter One: An introduction to the sociology of
health and illness
Chapter Two: Experiences of health and illness
Chapter Three: Perspectives on mental illness
Chapter Four: Inequalities in health
Chapter Five: Childhood and adolescence
Chapter Six: Later life
Chapter Seven: End of life
Chapter Eight: Care, community and the family
Chapter Nine: Communication in healthcare settings
Chapter Ten: Contemporary issues in healthcare
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