Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada by Juanne Nancarrow Clarke

Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada

byJuanne Nancarrow Clarke

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Exploring the theories and issues of health and medical sociology in Canada, this revised and updated seventh edition continues to provide an engaging and authoritative introduction to the field. Balancing theoretical and practical concerns, this text provides a foundation to the field ofhealth sociology with coverage of the major sociological approaches before moving on to discuss key issues impacting Canadians.

About The Author

Juanne Nancarrow Clarke is professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her PhD from the University of Waterloo. As a medical sociologist, Dr Clarke has spent her career exploring the public health system and the personal health systems of individuals. Her research int...

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Title:Health, Illness, and Medicine in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.58 inPublished:March 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Sociological Perspectives1. Ways of Thinking Sociologically about Health, Illness, and MedicineStructural FunctionalismConflict TheorySymbolic Interactionist/Interpretive TheoryFeminist, Critical Anti-Racist, and Intersectionality TheoriesPost-StructuralismPart Two: Sociology of Health and Illness2. Disease and Death: Canada in International and Historical ContextLife ExpectancyDeath, Disease, and Disability in Global ContextPoverty and InequalityFood SecurityThe Physical and Social EnvironmentSafety, Security, and StabilityThe Position of WomenBirth Control, Pregnancy, and ChildbirthComprehensive Health CareDeath, Disease, and Disability in Canadian SocietyPrecursors to the Major Causes of Disease and Death in Canada3. Environmental and Occupational Health and IllnessThe Major Environmental IssuesAir Pollution and Human HealthWater Pollution and Human HealthLand Pollution and Human HealthBiodiversityFood SafetyOccupational Health and SafetyOther Accidents and Violence4. Neo-Liberalism, Social Inequality, Disease, and Death: The Social Determinants of HealthHow Do Inequity and Health Relate?Political Explanations for Inequality and Poor HealthAn Operating Model for the Social Determinants of HealthThe Social Determinants of Health: Evidence from CanadaSocial Theory, Economics, and Health5. Diversities and Health: Ages, Genders, Sexualities, "Race," and Aboriginal PeoplesChapter OverviewIntroduction: Social-Structural Positions and HealthAge, Gender, and Life ExpectancyRacialization, Ethnicity, and Minority StatusImmigrant HealthAboriginal HealthExplanations for the Health Effects of Inequalities6. Some Social-Psychological Explanations for IllnessStressSocial SupportSense of CoherenceResilienceReligion and Health: Theoretical ViewsThe Illness IcebergWhy People Seek Help7. The Experience of Being IllIllness, Sickness, Disease, Survivor and Aspirational HealthCultural Variations in the Experience of Being IllPopular Cultural Conceptions of Health, Illness, and DiseaseThe Insider's View: How Illness Is Experienced and ManagedPart Three: Sociology of Medicine8. The Social Construction of Scientific and Medical Knowledge and Medical PracticeIntroduction: The Sociology of Medical KnowledgeMedical and Scientific Knowledge: Historical and Cross-Cultural ContextMedical Science and Medical Practice: A Gap in DiscoursesMedical Technology: The Technological ImperativeMedical Science Reinforces Gender Role StereotypesThe Sociology of Medical PracticeDoctor-Patient Communication9. A Brief History of Medicine and the Development and Critique of Modern MedicalizationA Brief History of Western Medical PracticeMedicalization: A Critique of Contemporary MedicineMedicalization and Demedicalization10. The Social Democratic and Current History of Medicare: Privatization and the State of Medicare in CanadaEarly Canadian Medical OrganizationsThe Origins of the Contemporary Medical Care SystemThe Early Efforts of Allopathic Physicians to OrganizeA Brief History of Universal Medical Insurance in CanadaThe Impact of Medicare on the Health of CanadiansThe Impact of Medicare on Medical PracticeThe Impact of Medicare on Health-Care Costs11. The Medical Profession, Autonomy, and Medical ErrorThe "Profession" of MedicineA Brief History of Medical Education in North AmericaMedical Education in Canada TodayThe Process of Becoming a DoctorGetting DoctoredOrganization of the Medical Profession: Autonomy and Social ControlThe Management of Mistakes12. Nurses and Midwives: The Stresses and Strains of the Privatizing Medical Care SystemNursing: The Historical ContextNursing Today: Issues of Sexism, Managerial Ideology, Hospital Organization, and CutbacksNursing as a ProfessionMidwifery13. Complementary and Alternative MedicineAlternative, Complementary, and Allopathic MedicineChiropracticNaturopathyTherapeutic Touch14. The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Medical-Industrial ComplexDrug UsePhysicians and PrescribingPharmacistsThe Pharmaceutical IndustryMedical Devices and Bioengineering15. Globalization and Health-Care SystemsGlobalization, Medicalization, and Health CareA Brief History of the Worldwide Concern for HealthHealth-Care System Differences around the GlobeTraditional Medicines in Global ContextHealth Care in the United StatesHealth Care in the United KingdomHealth Care in BrazilAppendix: Websites for Sociological Research on Health and MedicineGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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"[Clarke] covers a range of relevant and critical topics and theories on the sociology of health and illness, and does so in a way that is accessible to students." --Alissa Overend, Grant MacEwan University