The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach

Front Cover
Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2001 - Social Science - 476 pages
1 Review
Traditionally, medical sociology texts have been written from a medical perspective, focusing primarily on health issues as they have been defined by doctors, and often reading much like health education textbooks. Weitz, instead, adopts a critical perspective, sometimes challenging medical perspectives, sometimes raising broader issues beyond those of interest to the medical world. This perspective, which is more thoroughly sociological, is now more common among instructors than the older medical perspective.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Illness in developing nations. the sociological perspective


Social Factors and Illness I
A Critical Approach
The Social Sources of Illness

35 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information