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

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ISBN-10: 0495172030

ISBN-13: 9780495172031

Edition: 4th 2007

Authors: Rose Weitz

List price: $142.95
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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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Book details

List price: $142.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Social Factors and Illness
The Social Sources of Illness
The Social Distribution of Illness in the United States
Illness in the Developing Nations
The Meaning And Experience of Illness
The Social Meanings of Illness
The Experience of Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic Illness
The Sociology of Mental Illness
Health Care Systems, Settings, and Technologies
The U.S. Health Care System and the Need for Reform
Alternative Health Care Systems
Health Care Settings and Technologies
Health Care Providers and Bioethics
The Profession of Medicine
Other Mainstream and Alternative Health Care Providers
Issues in Bioethics