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

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2001 - Social Science - 476 pages
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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.

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Contents

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