The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, 1st Edition
- Lisa Strohschein
- Rose Weitz
- ISBN-10: 0176514171
- ISBN-13: 9780176514174
- 0 Pages | Paperback
- COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
Strohschein/Weitz' The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, first Canadian edition is the first in its field to take a critical approach, challenging students to use their 'sociological imagination' to question previously taken-for-granted aspects about health, illness, and health care. Comprehensive, current, and thoroughly Canadian, the authors consistently encourage students to acquire for themselves the tools needed to see the world around them in a new way. As one of the largest fields in the discipline, the sociology of health and illness is vibrant, theoretically-rich and diverse. As such, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare in Canada: A Critical Approach places nearly equal balance of the three main areas in the field: the social patterning of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. It introduces students not only to structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, but also to more recent theories such as Foucaultian theory, postmodernism, Bourdiesian theory and sociology of the body. The text places considerable effort into evaluating and interpreting the most current available research findings; Canadian statistics; and trends in health, creating a coherent 'story' that will engage students and stimulate active learning and independent thinking. The text's authors contextualize the sociology of health, illness, and healthcare in Canada's political, historical, and cultural landscape. At the same time, the authors examine the lessons to be learned by contrasting the Canadian situation with what occurs in the United States and other countries.
Part One: Sociological Approaches to Health and Illness
Chapter 1: The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care
Chapter 2: The Social Sources of Disease and Death
Part Two: Social Factors and Illness
Chapter 3: The Social Determinants of Health and Illness: Age, Sex and Gender, and Race/Ethnicity
Chapter 4: Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health
Chapter 5: Work and Family Life: The Influence of Social Roles on Health and Illness
Chapter 6: Illness and Death in the Developing World
Part Three: The Meaning and Experience of Illness
Chapter 7: The Social Meanings of Illness
Chapter 8: The Experience of Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic Illness
Chapter 9: The Body and the Pursuit of Health
Part Four: Health Care Systems, Professions, Settings, and Technologies
Chapter 10: A History of Health Care in Canada
Chapter 11: Health Care in Other Countries
Chapter 12: Health Care Professions
Chapter 13: Health Care Settings and Technologies
Part Five: Issues in Bioethics
Chapter 14: Issues in Bioethics
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
The Test Bank was written by Rose Ricciardelli of York University. It includes over 490 multiple-choice questions written according to NETA guidelines for effective construction and development of higher-order questions. Also included are over 40 short answer and 30 essay questions. Test Bank files are provided in Microsoft Word format for easy editing and in PDF format for convenient printing, whatever your system.