Health Sociology: An Australian Perspective

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Pearson Education Australia, Nov 11, 2005 - Health attitudes - 312 pages
For nursing, health sciences and upper level undergraduate sociology and social work courses. Health Sociology: an Australian perspective is a fully Australian text with broad coverage of current issues in health sociology. The text provides students with sociological perspectives on health, employing diverse and exciting areas of sociological analysis. The approach to health and illness in this book differs from biomedical models of understanding illness. Discussion Questions and Case Studies provide students with issues and scenarios that will build their knowledge and understanding of Health Sociology through discussion and real life issues.

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About the author (2005)

Dr David E. Gray is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of New England, where he teaches the sociology of health and medicine, and qualitative research methods.

In keeping with his interests in mental illness and disability, since the late 1980s he has been researching the social experiences of families with children with autism.

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