The sociology of medicine has come a long way from its origins in epidemiology and clinical practice. Like all specialist areas of study it has developed its own internal debates, over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine, and from a sociolgy of medicine, towards a sociology of health and illness. It is to the development of this latter perspective that this volume is addressed.
Introduction - developing the sociology of health, Pamela Abbott and Geoff Payne; socio-economic conditions and aspects of health - respiratory symptoms in four mining areas, Gary Littlejohn et al; opening the black box - inequalities in women's health, Sara Arber; distance decay and information deprivation - health implications for people in rural isolation, George Giarchi; "we're home helps because we care" - the experience of home helps caring for the elderly, Lorna Warren; hooked? social responses to tranquiliser dependence. Michael Bury and Jonathan Gabe; regulating our favourite drug, Robin Bunton; say "no" to drugs but yes to clean syringes?, Graham Hart; using alternative therapies - marginal medicine and central concerns, Ursula M.Sharma; Caribbean home remedies and their importance for black women's health care, Nicki Thorogood; health and work in the 1990s - towards a new perspective, Norma Daykin; where was sociology in the struggle to re-establish public health?, Thomas Acton and David Chambers.
Series: Explorations in Sociology
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 13th August 1990
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1