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Thinking sociologically about health and health care

Earle, Sarah and Letherby, Gayle (2008). Thinking sociologically about health and health care. In: Earle, Sarah and Letherby, Gayle eds. The sociology of healthcare: A reader for health professionals. UK: Palgrave.

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Abstract

About the book:
This exciting new volume offers a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health and healthcare, structured around five core areas:

Sociological perspectives on health and healthcare
Making methodological sense of health and healthcare
Inequalities and diversity
Bodies, minds and emotions
Power, professions and practice

The Sociology of Healthcare encourages reflective practice and critical thinking. Each of the 28 extracts includes commentary by the editors, activities and questions to stimulate debate and aid learning, and a selection of annotated further readings.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4039-4079-7, 978-1-4039-4079-7
Keywords: sociology; health; health care; professional; practitioner; sociological imagination
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 10875
Depositing User: Sarah Earle
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10875
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