Applied Sociology of Health and Illness: A Problem-Based Learning Approach
By: Costas S. Constantinou (author)Paperback
Only 2 in stock
This inspirational new text covers the basic principles of the sociology of health and illness in an eminently readable way. By creatively employing the fictitious character of Frank Bennet, a new medical student, who cannot understand why he has to attend so many sessions in sociology in order to become a doctor, the book examines the most commonly covered topics and brings together the basic principles and research findings through ten real-life stories, that Frank Bennet is immersed into. It investigates the relevance of sociology and considers a new direction - one that places sociology in healthcare settings, making the topic more realistic, useful and memorable.
COSTAS S CONSTANTINOU Assistant Professor Lead for Medical Sociology and Community Placements Assistant Lead for SSCs St George's, University of London Medical Programme at University of Nicosia Medical School
Foreword. Preface. About the author. Note about language. Acknowledgements. Introduction: why sociology of health and illness? Lay health beliefs and doctor-patient relationships. The body as a social entity. The experience of chronic illness. Labeling and stigma. Mental illness. Social inequalities in health. Gender and health. Ethnicity and health. The elderly in society. Death and dying. Conclusion. Index.
Number Of Pages:
- ID: 9781908911940
- Saver Delivery: Yes
- 1st Class Delivery: Yes
- Courier Delivery: Yes
- Store Delivery: Yes
Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly
© Copyright 2013 - 2016 WHSmith and its suppliers.
WHSmith High Street Limited Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN3 3LD, VAT GB238 5548 36