Social Theory Health And Healthcare

Author: Orla McDonnell
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137062150
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Health research, education and provision have become increasingly interdisciplinary over the last few years, leading health professionals to broaden their knowledge beyond technical aspects of care. Practitioners now need a clear understanding of how society can affect health, and an appreciation of how societal structures can drive healthcare practices. In a clear, systematic and accessible style, this timely text looks at the social context of health and healthcare by: analysing a wide range of classic and contemporary theories; identifying the relevance of each theory to health; showing how theory has been used in research outlining the impact of theory on health and health provision Specifically written for health professionals and those engaged in health studies research, this book will help students and practitioners alike understand the sociology of health and illness, and enable them to critically assess health issues, policies and practices.

Contemporary Theorists For Medical Sociology

Author: Graham Scambler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415597838
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Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology explores the work of key social theorists and the application of their ideas to issues around health and illness. Encouraging students and researchers to use mainstream sociological thought to inform and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the many arenas of health and healthcare, this text discusses and critically reviews the work of several influential contemporary thinkers, including – Foucault, Bauman, Habermas, Luhmann, Bourdieu, Merleau-Ponty, Wallerstein, Archer, Deleuze, Guattari, and Castells. Each chapter includes a critical introduction to the central theses of a major social theorist, ways in which their ideas might inform medical sociology and some worked examples of how their ideas can be applied. Containing contributions from established scholars, rising stars and innovative practitioners, this book is a valuable read for those studying and researching the sociology of health and illness.

Social Theory And Nursing

Author: Martin Lipscomb
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317287894
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Despite noteworthy exceptions, nursing’s literature largely disregards the ways in which social and sociological theory permeates, guides and shapes research, education, and practice. Likewise, social theory’s ability to position nursing within wider structures of healthcare and educational provision is similarly and puzzlingly downplayed. The questions nurses ask and the problems they face cannot however, adequately be addressed without engaging with social and sociological theory and, to progress this engagement, contributors to this book explore how social theories are used by and might apply to nursing and nursing practice. The book draws on a wide range of perspectives – philosophical, theoretical, empirical and political – to offer a robust and wide-ranging critique and analysis. Social Theory and Nursing is essential reading for nursing researchers, academics and educators, as well as scholars and researchers in medical sociology, medicine and allied health.

Habermas Critical Theory And Health

Author: Graham Scambler
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136285776
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The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health and illness including: * lay health knowledge * doctor-patient interaction * health care decision-making * health inequalities * new social movements in health * health care rationing * the Foucault perspective. Habermas, Critical Theory and Health will open up both new issues and new lines of empirical enquiry which will be of special interest to teachers and students of social theory and the sociology of health and illness and offers healthcare professionals new perspectives on their practice.

Handbook Of Health Social Work

Author: Sarah Gehlert
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119420725
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The updated third edition of the definitive text on health social work Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Handbook of Health Social Work is an authoritative text that offers a comprehensive review of the diverse field of health social work. With contributions from a panel of international experts in the field, the book is theory driven and solidly grounded in evidence-based practice. The contributors explore both the foundation of social work practice and offer guidance on effective strategies, policies, and program development. The text provides information that is essential to the operations of social workers in health care including the conceptual underpinnings and the development of the profession. The authors explore the practice issues such as theories of health behavior, assessment, communication and the intersections between health and mental health. The authors also examine a wide range of examples of social work practices including settings that involve older adults, nephrology, oncology, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, genetics, end of life care, pain management and palliative care, as well as alternative treatments, and traditional healers. This is the only handbook of its kind to unite the body of health social work and: • Offers a wellness, rather than psychopathological perspective and contains treatment models that are evidence-based • Includes learning exercises, further resources, research suggestions, and life-course information. • Contains new chapters on topics such as international health, insurance and payment systems, and implementation of evidence-based practice • Presents information on emerging topics such as health policy in an age of reform, and genomics and the social environment • Reviews new trends in social work and health care including genetics, trans-disciplinary care, and international, national, and state changes in policy Written for social work educators, administrators, students, and practitioners, the revised third edition of Handbook of Health Social Work offers in one volume the entire body of health social work knowledge.

The Sociology Of Healthcare

Author: Alan Clarke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864530
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The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled ‘End of Life’ which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the most difficult and challenging areas of care. The ‘End of Life’ chapter includes information on changing attitudes to death, theories of death and dying, and palliative care. All chapters have been thoroughly updated to address diversity issues such as gender, ethnicity and disability. In addition, expanded and updated chapters include ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Health Inequalities’. The text is further enhanced through the use of case studies that relate theory to professional practice, and discussion questions to aid understanding. Links to websites direct the reader to further information on health, social wellbeing and government policies. This book is essential reading for all students of healthcare including nursing, medicine, midwifery and health studies and for those studying healthcare as part of sociology, social care and social policy degrees. “In an age when health policy follows an individualist model of “personal responsibility” this book by Alan Clarke demonstrates with a vast array of evidence, just how much there is such a thing as society. An excellent overall book.” Dr. Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Quantitative Health Research

Author: Elizabeth Curtis
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335245749
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This book is a detailed and comprehensive guide to undertaking quantitative health research at postgraduate and professional level. It takes you through the entire research process and will help you execute high quality quantitative research that improves and informs clinical practice. Written by a team of research experts, this book includes chapters on communicating with ethics committees, recruiting samples from vulnerable populations, audit as a research approach, quasi-experimental designs and using cognitive interviewing, making it a new and innovative offering for health researchers.

Postmodernism Sociology And Health

Author: Nicholas J. Fox
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Postmodernism and poststructuralism challenge fundamental positions in social theory. This book sets out some of the components of a postmodern social theory of health and healing, deriving from theorists including Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Cixous and Kristeva. Nicholas J. Fox observes that the knowledge of the medical profession about the body, illness and health supplies the basis for medical dominance. The body of the patient is inscribed by discourses of professional `care,' an interaction which subjectifies the patient. Fox explores the character of this power - and how it may be, and is, resisted. The book illustrates with detailed examples how the organization of health care and the caring relationship itself are sites for this contestation of power. Elements of feminist theory, and Derridean concepts of diffrance and intertextuality, supply the framework for the politics and ethics of the postmodern position on health. Deleuze and Guattari's radical challenge to psychoanalysis and familial repetitions within the healer/patient contact allows a re-reading of central ideas in medical sociology. While focusing upon the possibilities of postmodern social theory, the book demands a reappraisal of issues of structure, identity and knowledge in modernist medical sociology. Modernist sociology, Fox suggests, has been complicit in the creation of `the patient,' and of 'health' and 'illness.' Written with an emphasis on accessibility, this book explores the practical consequences of postmodern theory as well as familiarizing the reader with the concepts of postmodernism.

Systems Theory And The Sociology Of Health And Illness

Author: Morten Knudsen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317637607
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Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law, from religion to politics – brought together in different types of arrangements. This innovative volume explores how this polycontexturality plays out in the healthcare arena. Drawing on systems theory, and Luhmann’s theory of social systems as communicative systems in particular, the contributors investigate how things – drugs, for example – and bodies are observed and constructed in different ways under polycontextural conditions. They explore how the different types of communication and observation are brought into workable arrangements – without becoming identical or reconciled – and discuss how health care organizations observe their own polycontexturality. Providing an analysis of healthcare structures that is up to speed with the complexity of healthcare today, this book shows how society and its organizations simultaneously manage contexts that do not fit together. It is an important work for those with an interest in health and illness, social theory, Niklas Luhmann, organizations and systems theory from a range of backgrounds including sociology, health studies, political science and management.

Costs And Delivery Of Health Services To Older Americans

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health of the Elderly
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The Theory Of Social Health Insurance

Author: Peter Zweifel
Editor: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1601980167
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The Theory of Social Health Insurance develops the theory of social health insurance also known as public health insurance. While a good deal is known about the demand and supply of private insurance, the theoretical basis of social health insurance is much more fragile. The Theory of Social Health Insurance examines questions including why does social health insurance exist and even dominate private health insurance in most developed countries? What are the objectives and constraints of social health insurance managers? What is the likely outcome or "performance" of social health insurance? The Theory of Social Health Insurance reviews the conventional theory of demand for insurance and health insurance, the supply of health insurance in general and social health insurance in particular, the properties of the optimal health insurance contract, and whether there are factors limiting the growth of social health insurance.

Sociology As Applied To Health And Medicine

Author: Graham Scambler
Editor: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137577382
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A new edition of a seminal textbook that offers an up-to-date, concise and theoretically and empirically informed introduction to the core issues in the sociology of health and health care. It includes updated chapters on established themes of social aspects of health, disease and medical practice, social structures and the organisation of health services, as well as brand new chapters on contemporary topics such as globalisation, the sociology of the body and digital technologies. As proven by previous editions, this text has special salience for students of medicine and allied health programmes. Moreover, with increased attention to international perspectives and examples and an accessible writing style, it remains an ideal choice for undergraduate and postgraduate health modules on Sociology courses across the world.

Health Care Utilization In Germany

Author: Christian Janssen
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461491916
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It is a societal given, borne out by the facts: the higher one's social status, the better health, and the longer life expectancy. As the situation persists, an important question demands attention, namely whether health care systems contribute to the inequity. Drawing accurate conclusions requires workable theory, reliable data collection instruments, and valid analytical methods. Using one representative country to typify the industrial world, Health Care Utilization in Germany studies its subject in terms of social determinants. This singular volume offers systematic guidelines for research into health care access based on an acclaimed behavioral model of care utilization. Contributors focus on specific social factors, medical conditions, and sectors of care to examine why differences exist, their implications, and how care providers can better match supply with demand. And many of the book's topics, such as obesity, dementia, preventive services, and immigrant health, are of global interest. Included in the coverage: Updating a classic behavioral model of health care access. Insights from qualitative research. The problem of repeated surveys: how comparable are their results? Gender and utilization of health care. Care utilization by dementia patients living at home. Social determinants of utilization of psychotherapy in Germany. A volume certain to spark discussion among researchers across the community, the findings and methods in Health Care Utilization in Germany will be analyzed by health psychologists, public health professionals, and epidemiologists.

Primary Health Care

Author: Trisha Greenhalgh
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118693434
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General practitioners and other primary care professionals have aleading role in contemporary health care, which Trisha Greenhalghexplores in this highly praised new text. She provides perceptiveand engaging insights into primary health care, focussing on: • its intellectual roots • its impact on the individual, the family and thecommunity • the role of the multidisciplinary team • contemporary topics such as homelessness, ethnic health andelectronic records. Concise summaries, highlighted boxes, extensive referencing anda dedicated section on effective learning make this essentialreading for postgraduate students, tutors and researchers inprimary care. ___ From the foreword by Julian Tudor Hart “Trish Greenhalgh, in her frequent columns in the BritishMedical Journal…more than any other medical journalist spoketo her fellow GPs in the language of experience, but never withoutlinking this to our expanding knowledge from the whole of humanscience. When I compare the outlines of primary care so lucidlypresented in this wonderful book, obviously derived from richexperience of real teaching and learning, with the grand guignoltheatre of London medical schools when I was a student 1947-52, theadvance is stunning.” ___ "Trish Greenhalgh is one of the international stars ofgeneral practice and a very clever thinker. This new book is awonderful resource for primary health care and general practice.Every general practice registrar should read this book and soshould every general practice teacher and primary careresearcher." Professor Michael Kidd, Head of the Department of GeneralPractice, University of Sydney and Immediate Past President of TheRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners “This important new book by one of primary care's mostaccomplished authors sets out clearly the academic basis forfurther developments in primary health care. Health systems willonly function effectively if they recognise the importance of highquality primary care so I strongly recommend this book to students,teachers, researchers, practitioners and policymakers.” Professor Martin Marshall, Deputy Chief Medical Officer,Department of Health, UK

Sociology In Nursing And Healthcare

Author: Hannah Cooke
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443101558
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This introductory text has been designed to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and health care. Divided into three sections, the text covers sociology, nursing and everyday life as well as the healthcare system and the experience of illness.

Social Theory And Practice

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Which Degree Directory Series

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Catalogs Of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley
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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Social Aspects Of Health Illness And Healthcare

Author: Mary Larkin
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335239870
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Provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. Explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society.