Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers
"Providing an accessible introduction to sociological thinking in terms of the healthcare world, Mark Walsh demonstrates how this thinking can be used constructively to explain clinical practice. This lively approach encourages readers to make connections between health and illness experience, health care provision and the social contexts in which they occur. This text shows how sociology and sociological thinking can make a contribution to healthcare practitioners' understandings of the health and illness experience, their care practice and the organisation of the UK health care system". -Back cover.
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Sociological understanding and sociological thinking
Sociological approaches to healthcare issues
Questioning medical knowledge
Social class and health experience
Women gender and health
Race ethnicity and health
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