Taking an intersectional approach to the study of health and illness, Second Opinion introduces students to the field through an accessible yet authoritative overview of key theories, debates, and research findings. Written in a clear, straightforward style, with contributions from bothCanadian and international scholars, this comprehensive volume examines a wide range of topics including racialization, disability, aging, the environment, Aboriginal health, and the political economy of the health industry. Themes such as the social determinants of health, health inequalities,intersectionality, and the roles of both structure and agency in creating and maintaining the status quo are integrated throughout. The array of pedagogical features fosters engagement with the material, while providing study support and suggestions for further learning. New content and examples -on maternal mortality rates, the latest in sociological theory, health care inequalities in Canada, obesity, appearance norms, healthy aging, physician-assisted death, drug costs in Canada and the world, and integrated health care - encourage students to think critically about health-care practicesand policies in Canada within a global health perspective. Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, with a new visual program to appeal to visual learners and a new chart on the inside cover that details the coverage of social determinants throughout the text, the second Canadian edition of Second Opinion ensures that students of health sociology have everythingthey need to understand this complex discipline, right at their fingertips.