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The Social Context of Health and Health Work - Linda J. Jones

The Social Context of Health and Health Work

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Published: 12th July 1994
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The Social Context of Health and Health Work breaks new ground by linking together sociology of health and social policy perspectives. Linda Jones argues that health and health work cannot be understood in isolation. Patterns of disease, illness, treatment and provision are crucially influenced by class, race, gender, age and disability. Conflicts over health policies reflect fundamental debates about the purpose of welfare. The writer draws on her specialist knowledge of developing and teaching nursing and health studies courses, and on her recent experience of writing distance learning materials, to create a book which encourages critical thinking and supports study.

List of Figures - List of Tables - List of Useful terms - Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Health in a Social Context - The Scope of Sociological Enquiry - The Family and Health - Communities and Health - Stratification, Class and Health - Poverty and Health in the Welfare State - Gender, Divisions and Health - Race, Ethnicity and Health - Dependency: Age and Disability - Health Beliefs and Health Action- Power and Control in Health Work - The Work of Nursing - The Contemporary Politics of Health Care - List of References - Index

ISBN: 9780333551561
ISBN-10: 0333551567
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 617
Published: 12th July 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.49  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 10