The sociology of healthcare: A reader for health professionals

Earle, Sarah and Letherby, Gayle eds. (2008). The sociology of healthcare: A reader for health professionals. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave.

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Abstract

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.

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