The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach, 6th Edition
- Rose Weitz
- ISBN-10: 1111828792
- ISBN-13: 9781111828790
- 432 Pages | Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2010, 2004, 2001
- COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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.
"[This book] continues to be a comprehensive review of the health care system, especially the changes that often overwhelm and contribute to the health care crisis in the United States. The updated additions … help students become informed on relevant issues that impact their future lives and an ever-changing health status of world populations. I would highly recommend this text to anyone searching for an accessible and authoritative text on the sociology of health and illness."
— Simona Hill, Susquehanna University
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 Developing 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 PROVIDERS AND BIOETHICS.
11. The Profession of Medicine.
12. Other Mainstream and Alternative Health Care Providers.
13. 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.
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