Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
|Author||: Lee Monaghan|
|Total Pages||: 432|
|Rating||: 4/5 (59 Downloads)|
Download or read book Key Concepts in Medical Sociology written by Lee Monaghan and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2022-01-12 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do we understand health in relation to society? What role do social processes, structures and culture play in shaping our experiences of health and illness? How do we understand medicine and healthcare within a sociological framework? Drawing on international literature and examples, this new edition of Key Concepts in Medical Sociology: · Systematically explains the concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception, and which have shaped the field as it exists today. · Packed with new entries, such as: pandemics and epidemics, the environment, intersectionality, pharmaceuticalization, medical tourism and sexuality. · Begins each entry with a definition of the concept then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, and concludes with suggested further reading for independent learning. Key Concepts in Medical Sociology is essential reading for students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines.