Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners. From ageism to public health, and gender to obesity, the book offers an exciting guide to the multidisciplinary field. Each entry features:
-A snapshot definition of the concept
-A wider discussion of the main issues
-Case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice
-Examples of further reading
Highly readable, with clear indexing, and cross-referencing between entries, this is not only a student-friendly textbook that will enable the reader to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular key concept, but a valuable resource to anyone practicing in the health care field.
Chris Yuill is a sociologist at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, whose work focuses on the sociology of health and the sociology of urban experiences. In addition to a variety of journal publications and research reports he has written and co-edited a number of textbooks for SAGE, one of his most recent being Sociology for Social Work co-edited with Alastair Gibson. Other texts include Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction with Anne-Marie Barry, which is now in its third edition and has also been translated into Chinese. Chris has also served two terms on the executive of the British Sociological Association.
PART ONE: DEFINING HEALTH The Biomedical Model Of Health The Social Model of Health The Social and Medical Models of Disability Alternative or Complementary Medicine Quality of Life Measures Functionality PART TWO: THE HUMAN LIFE COURSE The Life Course Childbirth Childhood Family and Individual Well-being Social Dependency in Older Age The Third Age The Social Organization of Death and Dying PART THREE: HEALTH PROTECTION Social Inequalities in Health Social Capital Risk Society Public Health Health Promotion Work and Health Global Health PART FOUR: HEALTH BELIEFS AND HEALTH BEHAVIOUR Models of Health Behaviour Healthy Lifestyle and Consumption Patterns Lay Knowledge and Illness Attribution Personality and Health Embodiment Stress and Coping Motivational Interviewing in Health Care PART FIVE: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS Stigma and Labelling Theory Medicalization Biographical Disruption Professional-Client Communication Pain Illness Narratives Adherence PART SIX: HEALTH CARE PROVISION Health Care Systems Long-Term Health and Social Care Needs Informal Care The Role of Health Professionals Health Care Governance Institutionalization Health Care Consumerism and Patient Choice