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 HEALTHThe Biomedical Model Of HealthThe Social Model of HealthThe Social and Medical Models of DisabilityAlternative or Complementary MedicineQuality of Life MeasuresFunctionalityPART TWO: THE HUMAN LIFE COURSEThe Life CourseChildbirthChildhoodFamily and Individual Well-beingSocial Dependency in Older AgeThe Third AgeThe Social Organization of Death and Dying PART THREE: HEALTH PROTECTIONSocial Inequalities in HealthSocial CapitalRisk Society Public HealthHealth PromotionWork and HealthGlobal HealthPART FOUR: HEALTH BELIEFS AND HEALTH BEHAVIOURModels of Health BehaviourHealthy Lifestyle and Consumption PatternsLay Knowledge and Illness AttributionPersonality and HealthEmbodimentStress and CopingMotivational Interviewing in Health CarePART FIVE: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF HEALTH AND ILLNESSStigma and Labelling TheoryMedicalizationBiographical DisruptionProfessional-Client CommunicationPainIllness NarrativesAdherencePART SIX: HEALTH CARE PROVISIONHealth Care SystemsLong-Term Health and Social Care NeedsInformal CareThe Role of Health ProfessionalsHealth Care GovernanceInstitutionalizationHealth Care Consumerism and Patient Choice
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