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The medical sociology course looks at the distribution of health and illness, the nature of the health care system, the roles of mainstream and alternative health care providers, and the experiences of those who live with illness or disability. Rose Weitz adds to this traditional subject matter a critical approach which emphasizes the effects of power, such as how gender, ethnicity, and social class affect individuals' experiences of health and illness and how social forces create illness and affect our ideas about the nature of illness. This text concentrates on health within the United States, but also looks at health care issues globally in order to provide a perspective to the American experience. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the field of sociology of health, including both micro- and macro-level topics. It emphasizes the sociological issues far more than the other available textbooks. The book is highly readable, and grabs students attention in a way that is rare for a textbook. It has been thoroughly updated; more than 40 percent of the references were published in the last five years.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2004
File: 475 Pages
ISBN-13: 053461938X

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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2017
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305583702

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Genre: Medical care
Author: Lisa Strohschein
Publisher:
Release: 2013
File: 423 Pages
ISBN-13: 0534274943

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Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 8th 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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2019-02-28
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 0357045076

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The first text to take a critical approach to our health care systems, it provides an analysis of the relationship between American social organizations/institutions and the medical care system.

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Genre: Medical personnel and patient
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: 476 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:49015002367911

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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.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2012-01-01
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781111828790

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This highly readable and thoroughly up-to-date text offers a comprehensive overview of the field of sociology of health, including both micro and macro-level topics. Dr. Weitz examines the subject matter with a critical approach, which emphasizes the effects of power (such as how gender, ethnicity, and social class affect individual's experiences of health and illness), and how social forces create illness, affect our ideas about the nature of illness, and impact the work and position of health care workers. This text concentrates on health within the United States, but also looks at global health care issues.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Rose Weitz
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2007
File: 486 Pages
ISBN-13: 0495172030

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Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0357266226

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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

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Alan Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-09-13
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317864530

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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.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Michael Bury
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-07-23
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136411014

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