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

Author:   Rose Weitz (Arizona State University)
Publisher:   Cengage Learning, Inc
Edition:   8th edition
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9780357045077


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   29 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Completely up to date and featuring a friendly style, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 8th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that will challenge you to think creatively and analytically about health and health care. You'll gain an understanding of how social forces affect who gets ill, how we think about illness, how we get our health care, and what it is like to work in the health care field. You will also have the chance to explore the ethical dilemmas that underlie modern health care as well as the politics behind those dilemmas. Although the text focuses on health within the United States, it also examines how health, illness, and health care differ around the world.

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Author:   Rose Weitz (Arizona State University)
Publisher:   Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint:   CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Edition:   8th edition
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.10cm
Weight:   0.544kg
ISBN:  

9780357045077


ISBN 10:   0357045076
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   29 January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Part I: SOCIAL FACTORS AND ILLNESS. 1. The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care. 2. The Social Sources of Modern Illness. 3. The Social Distribution of Illness in the United States. 4. Illness and Death in Less Developed Nations. Part II: THE MEANING AND EXPERIENCE OF ILLNESS. 5. The Social Meanings of Illness. 6. The Experience of Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic Illness. 7. The Sociology of Mental Illness. Part III: HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS, SETTINGS, AND TECHNOLOGIES. 8. Health Care in the United States. 9. Health Care around the Globe. 10. Health Care Settings and Technologies. Part IV: HEALTH CARE, HEALTH RESEARCH, AND BIOETHICS. 11. The Profession of Medicine. 12. Other Mainstream and Alternative Health Care Providers. 13. Issues in Bioethics. Glossary. References. Subject Index.

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Rose Weitz received her doctoral degree from Yale University in 1978. Since then, she has carved an exceptional record as both a scholar and a teacher. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, the book LIFE WITH AIDS (Rutgers, 1991), and the book RAPUNZEL'S DAUGHTERS: WHAT WOMEN'S HAIR TELLS US ABOUT WOMEN'S LIVES (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). She is also co-author of LABOR PAINS: MODERN MIDWIVES AND HOME BIRTH (Yale University Press, 1988) and co-editor of THE POLITICS OF WOMEN'S BODIES: APPEARANCE, SEXUALITY, AND BEHAVIOR (published by Oxford University Press and now in its fourth edition). Professor Weitz has won two major teaching awards at Arizona State University, as well as the Pacific Sociological Associations' Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, and has been a finalist for other teaching awards numerous times.

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