Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, sixth edition, is the leading health sociology textbook for Australian students.
Accompanied by comprehensive online resources with innovative teaching and learning materials, this outstanding teaching text introduces students to the theories, concepts, issues and contexts of health sociology.
New to this Edition:
New chapters: 11 – Young People’s Health; 12 – The Social Determinants of Obesity; 18 – Health and Medical TechnologyChapter introductory vignettes encourage a sociologically reflexive approachDoing Health Sociology boxes link theory to practice as well as highlight sociological research and theories for informing health care practice, health policy, and public understanding of the social origins of health and illnessPause and Reflect questions have been integrated to assist in students’ understanding of the contentUp-to-date documentaries and films that relate to chapter themes.
PART 1: HEALTH SOCIOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH1. Imagining Health Problems as Social IssuesJohn Germov2. Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health SociologyJohn Germov3. Well-being and WellnessDaniela HeilPART 2: THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS4. Global Public HealthAlex Broom, Katherine Kenny, and John Germov5. The Class Origins of Health InequalityJohn Germov6. Workplace HealthToni Schofield and John Germov7. Gendered HealthDorothy Broom, Maria Freij, and John Germov8. Indigenous Health: The Slow Road to EquityDennis Gray, Sherry Saggers, and Annalee Stearne9. Ethnicity, Health, and MulticulturalismRoberta Julian10. Rural HealthClarissa Hughes11. Young People’s HealthJulia CoffeyPART 3: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS12. The Social Determinants of ObesityLauren Williams and John Germov13. The Medicalisation of DevianceSharyn L. Roach Anleu14. Mental Illness: Understandings, Experience, and Service ProvisionAnne-Maree Sawyer15. The Illness Experience: Lay Perspectives, Disability, and Chronic IllnessDaphne Habibis16. Drug Use and Abuse in Australia: Social Origins, Impacts, and ResponsesMaria Freij and John Germov17. Ageing, Health, and the Demographic RevolutionMarilyn Poole18. Health and Medical TechnologyCaragh Brosnan and Alex Dumas19. Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and MedicalisationJohn Germov and Maria FreijPART 4: THE SOCIAL ORGANISATION OF HEALTH CARE: PROFESSIONS, POLITICS AND POLICIES20. Power, Politics, and Health CareJohn Germov and Helen Belcher21. Challenges to Medical DominanceJohn Germov22. The Sociology of NursingHelen Keleher and Melissa-Jane Belle23. The Sociology of Complementary and Alternative MedicineAlex Broom and Katherine Kenny24. The Sociology of Allied HealthLauren Williams and Tanya Lawlis25. A Sociology of Health PromotionJohn Germov, Maria Freij, and Katy RichmondAppendix: Tips on Planning, Writing, and Referencing Health Sociology EssaysGlossaryIndex
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 637
Published: 25th September 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 20.32
Weight (kg): 1.18
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised