Health in Australia: Sociological Concepts and Issues

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Carol Grbich
Pearson Education Australia, 2004 - Public health - 348 pages

A key Australian introductory textbook on heath sociology for nursing and allied health students and upper level undergraduate sociology students is now fully updated with the third edition.

Health in Australia: Sociological concepts and issues 3e is a comprehensive Australian text that has been extensively researched and revised to provide specific information on how social patterns, social processes and social relationships affect the health industry and health care workers.

Included in this text are updated chapters on traditional social analysis topics such as Aboriginal and migrant health, class, ageing, and gender plus extra chapters on professional, political and workplace issues for health professionals, a more specific chapter on bodywork and a new chapter on complementary medicine.

Using authentic case studies and tutorial questions the book allows students to familiarise themselves with different sociological theories and theorists, from Weber to Foucault, so they can analyse effectively.

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About the author (2004)

Carol Grbich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia. She has a strong teaching, research and publications background in qualitative research methodology and health sociology theory.

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