The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care: A Critical Approach
The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach
Extremely reader friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 6e delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview and challenges readers to question previously held beliefs about health and illness. Dr. Weitz's thorough discussions of health and medicine emphasize the effects of power and how social forces create illness, affect our ideas about the meaning of illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and impact the work and social position of health care workers. While the text focuses on health within the United States, it also examines global health care issues.
"Weitz skillfully writes in a way that will reach students of many disciplines and levels. This is perhaps the most comprehensive and well-written text that I have reviewed. I envision the content and presentation to be relevant for students majoring in Sociology, Public Health, Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as helping professions such as Social Work."
"[This book] continues to be a comprehensive review of the health care system, especially the changes that often overwhelm and contribute to the health care crisis in the United...