Understanding the Sociology of Health

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.

Author: Anne-Marie Barry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473995116

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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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.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

Why do health inequalities exist?

Author: Anne-Marie Barry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529756265

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Why do health inequalities exist? How do gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity or class affect health? What is the healthcare impact of technology? How does climate change relate to health and illness and what does sociology have to teach us about pandemics? This textbook exists to answer these complex questions providing a complete overview of all the key sociological debates, themes, theories and research. Key features: Takes a global perspective providing comparative examples throughout Grapples with the most pressing healthcare debates including climate change and environment, pandemics and society, racism, health inequality and gender identity Breaks the complexities down using extremely clear language throughout Lecturers and instructors can also access a range of additional teaching resources available from the SAGE website. 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.

Understanding the Sociology of Health

10 In historical terms, modern is a term used to refer to the time period UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH and its determinants need to be explained within a social context. Within nurse education, for example, the emphasis placed ...

Author: Anne-Marie Barry

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849205276

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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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.

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers

1 Understanding sociology Learning outcomes By the end of this chapter you should be able to : • Describe the origins and evolution of sociology as a discipline Describe the distinctive academic focus of sociology Consider the relevance ...

Author: Mark Walsh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748777172

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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This series provides readers with a real grounding for Foundation studies across healthcare disciplines. The text demonstrates how theory has a practical application, as well as testing student's knowledge.

Handbook of the Sociology of Health Illness and Healing

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.

Author: Bernice A. Pescosolido

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441972625

Category: Social Science

Page: 571

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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.

Health and the Sociology of Emotions

This new book covers four main areas: Theory, Methodology, Social Construction, and Change.

Author: Veronica James

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631203516

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Health and the Sociology of Emotions offers an appraisal of the current lively debates which challenge the contribution of the sociology of emotion to health, and of sociology of health and illness to a sociological understanding of emotion.

Key Concepts in Health Studies

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 ...

Author: Chris Yuill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446249567

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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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.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition: Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology Includes new relevant entries as well as classic concepts Begins each entry with a definition of the concept, then ...

Author: Jonathan Gabe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290835

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"Fills an important gap in medical sociology. In an era of information overload, busy scholars and students will appreciate these accessible introductions to the field's key concepts." - Alan Petersen, Monash University "A handbook for any student to have by their side as they embark on any course exploring the sociology of health, medicine and disease." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk "A really useful collection of concise, accessible and informative mini essays on a range of medical concepts and conceptualisations. The book is ideal for students, including those following health professional courses, and for more seasoned academics and scholars. A very handy volume." - Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lincoln University How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework? Medical sociology is a dynamic and complex field of study, comprising many concepts which students sometimes find difficult to grasp. This title manages to successfully elucidate this conceptual terrain. The text systematically explains the key concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception and which have shaped the field as it exists today. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition: Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology Includes new relevant entries as well as classic concepts Begins each entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses Offers further reading guidance for independent learning Draws on international literature and examples. This title has proved hugely popular among students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to find an easily accessible, yet critical and thoughtful, information source about the building blocks of medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness.

Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

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.

Author: Gregory L. Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317344025

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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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.

Sociology for Health Professionals in Ireland

Sociology elaborates this relationship at the level of the physical society ( for example damp housing ) influencing physical bodies , or at the level of meaning - showing how social factors impact on how we understand health and ...

Author: Abbey Hyde

Publisher: Institute of Public Administration

ISBN: 1904541143

Category: Health

Page: 365

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Medical Sociology in Africa

This book presents a comprehensive discussion of classical ideas, core topics, currents and detailed theoretical underpinnings in medical sociology.

Author: Jimoh Amzat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319039857

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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This book presents a comprehensive discussion of classical ideas, core topics, currents and detailed theoretical underpinnings in medical sociology. It is a globally renowned source and reference for those interested in social dimensions of health and illness. The presentation is enriched with explanatory and illustrative styles. The design and illustration of details will shift the minds of the readers from mere classroom discourse to societal context (the space of health issues), to consider the implications of those ideas in a way that could guide health interventions. The elemental strengths are the sociological illustrations from African context, rooted in deep cultural interpretations necessitated because Africa bears a greater brunt of health problems. More so, the classical and current epistemological and theoretical discourse presented in this book are indicative of core themes in medical sociology in particular, but cut across a multidisciplinary realm including health social sciences (e.g., medical anthropology, health psychology, medical demography, medical geography and health economics) and health studies (medicine, public health, epidemiology, bioethics and medical humanities) in general. Therefore, apart from the book’s relevance as a teaching text of medical sociology for academics, it is also meant for students at various levels and all health professionals who require a deeper understanding of social dimensions of health and illness (with illustrations from the African context) and sociological contributions to health studies in general.

Health Sociology

The text provides students with sociological perspectives on health, employing diverse and exciting areas of sociological analysis. The approach to health and illness in this book differs from biomedical models of understanding illness.

Author: David E. Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1741032369

Category: Health attitudes

Page: 312

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A fully Australian text with broad coverage of current issues in health sociology. Includes statistical data, case studies, discussion questions and glossaries.

The Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

SOCIOLOGY'S CONTRIBUTION TO UNDERSTANDING HEALTH, HEALING, AND ILLNESS Sociology is “the scientific study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior” (American Sociological Association, ...

Author: Gregory L. Weiss

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317236436

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender throughout. This new edition leads students through the complexities of the evolving Affordable Care Act. It significantly expands coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care—topics students typically debate in the classroom. Many new textboxes and enhancements in pedagogy grace this new edition, which is essential in the fast-changing area of health care. New to this Edition *More textboxes relating the social aspects of medicine to students' lives *Expanded coverage leading students through the complex impacts of the ACA and health care reform *Expanded coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care *'Health and the Internet' sections updated and renovated toward student assignments *New, end of chapter lists of terms *Updated test bank

Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus It s not about the Stethoscope

This volume challenges many of the myths of the medical cultural experiences and socialising forces that are an integral part of early medical training.

Author: H. Luke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402012389

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus: "It's not about the Stethoscope!" is a new and outstanding contribution to understanding the working life of junior doctors. Here Dr Haida Luke uses a medical sociological framework to help us understand how young doctors fresh out of medical school enter the medical culture as junior doctors and begin the rapid professional education and intense enculturation processes. What sets Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus: "It's not about the Stethoscope!" apart from other works in this area is that it opens out the field of research in sociology and inserts junior medical doctor culture right into medical sociology and professional medical education. Central to this analysis are Dr Haida Luke's innovative use of Pierre Bourdieu's sociological framework and the concept of habitus. This volume challenges many of the myths of the medical cultural experiences and socialising forces that are an integral part of early medical training. Researchers in medical and educational social sciences whose research and teaching relate to issues of professional education, management, or research in health and medical sociology will find this work useful. Clinicians involved in medical education will also relate to the junior doctors' voices and will find the application of sociology to a medical clinical environment constructive.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

The most up-to-date and comprehensive single-volume reference on the key concepts and contemporary issues in medical sociology, this book: Presents thematically-organized essays by authors who are recognized experts in their fields Features ...

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119633754

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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A comprehensive collection of original essays by leading medical sociologists from around the world, fully updated to reflect contemporary research and global health issues The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is an authoritative overview of the most recent research, major theoretical approaches, and central issues and debates within the field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of leading scholars, this wide-ranging volume summarizes significant new developments and discusses a broad range of globally-relevant topics. The Companion's twenty-eight chapters contain timely, theoretically-informed coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and emerging diseases, bioethics, healthcare delivery systems, health disparities associated with migration, social class, gender, and race. It also explores mental health, the family, religion, and many other real-world health concerns. The most up-to-date and comprehensive single-volume reference on the key concepts and contemporary issues in medical sociology, this book: Presents thematically-organized essays by authors who are recognized experts in their fields Features new chapters reflecting state-of-the-art research and contemporary issues relevant to global health Covers vital topics such as current bioethical debates and the global effort to cope with the coronavirus pandemic Discusses the important relationship between culture and health in a global context Provide fresh perspectives on the sociology of the body, biomedicalization, health lifestyle theory, doctor-patient relations, and social capital and health The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in medical sociology, health studies, and health care, as well as for academics, researchers, and practitioners wanting to keep pace with new developments in the field.

Sociology of Health Healing and Illness

Second, medical sociologists need to maintain their spirit of free and critical inquiry (Bloom, 1990). ... Such a sociology would simply be a servant to medicine not fulfilling its larger responsibility to understand medicine as a ...

Author: Gregory L. Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317344032

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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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.

Contemporary Health Studies

The book is vely reader friendly and a good starting point forthose who want to understand how sociology is key in understanding and exploring health and illness. Giddens, A. (2009) Sociology. 6th edn. Cambridge & Malden, Polity.

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745650210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political and environmental dimensions. The book’s diverse content is usefully divided into three main parts. Part one sets the scene looking closely at the definition of health studies and the debates surrounding the concept of health. Part two explores different disciplines underpinning Health Studies including chapters such as sociology, psychology, anthropology and health promotion. Part three of the book explores the determinants of health and contains chapters on individual factors influencing health, policy influences on health, public health and the global context of health. Each chapter: Opens with a list of key learning outcomes; Contains topical learning tasks; Poses questions for reflection and debate; Provides an in-depth case study to summarise the key arguments made. Carefully chosen tables, figures and photographs bring the text to life, whilst the companion web-site offers additional learning resources for both students and lecturers alike. Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction is an essential guide for undergraduate health students written by three authors who have a wealth of teaching experience in this subject area. Their book will inspire readers to consider the human experience of health within contemporary global society as it is mediated by individual, societal and global contexts.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

For Ludwik Fleck , writing in the 1920s through to the 1940s , all of these were beside the point for a sociological understanding of medical science . Box 2.5 Ludwik Fleck and the Foundations of the Sociology of Medical knowledge The ...

Author: Kevin White

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761964002

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.

Understanding Health

Understanding Health 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.

Author: Anne-Marie Barry

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:768069057

Category: Social medicine

Page:

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Sociology and Sociology of Health a Round Trip

In the words of David Mechanic (1978: vii) medical sociology is an interdisciplinary field that benefits richly not ... that occur in the health setting and how these contribute to our understanding of medical sociology in particular ...

Author: Guido Giarelli

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 9788820408268

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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