Understanding the Sociology of Health :   by Barry, Anne-Marie

Understanding the Sociology of Health : by Barry, Anne-Marie

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ISBN: 9781473929456

SAGE Publications | 23 December 2016

Paperback | 352 pages


Understanding the Sociology of Health continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist.

To better help with your studies this book contains:

  •  a global perspective with international examples;
  • a new chapter on health technologies;
  • online access to videos of the author discussing key topics as well as recommended further readings;
  •  a glossary, chapter summaries and reflective questions to help you engage with the subject.

Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.