Sociology and Health Care

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Juli 2005



The book provides suggestions and examples of how sociological concepts and insights can be used to help think about important contemporary issues in health care. For that reason, it has a practical as well as academic purpose, contributing to improvement of the quality of interaction between patients and practitioners.


PrefaceHealth care and the sociological imagination
Whose knowledge matters?
Science, values, emotion and tradition
Diagnosis, meaning and experience
Patients, clients and professionals
Society, health and health care
The social distribution of health
Society, relationships and health
Work, control and health
Inequality and access to health care
Conclusion: Trust, choice and responsibility
Appendix: Marx, Weber, Durkheim and SimmelIndex


Mike Sheaff graduated in Psychology, with and MA and PhD in Industrial Relations. He is currently Head of Social Policy and the Sociology Subject Group at the University of Plymouth. Mike has wide experience of the NHS, including being a theatre porter and union activist and currently a Non Executive Director of a Primary Care Trust.
EAN: 9780335213887
ISBN: 033521388X
Untertitel: An Introduction for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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