The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care In Canada: A Critical Approach by Lisa StrohscheinThe Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care In Canada: A Critical Approach by Lisa Strohschein

The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care In Canada: A Critical Approach

byLisa Strohschein, Rose Weitz

Paperback | January 8, 2013

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Strohschein/Weitz' The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada: A Critical Approach, first Canadian edition is the first in its field to take a critical approach, challenging students to use their 'sociological imagination' to question previously taken-for-granted aspects about health, illness, and health care. Comprehensive, current, and thoroughly Canadian, the authors consistently encourage students to acquire for themselves the tools needed to see the world around them in a new way. As one of the largest fields in the discipline, the sociology of health and illness is vibrant, theoretically-rich and diverse. As such, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare in Canada: A Critical Approach places nearly equal balance of the three main areas in the field: the social patterning of health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. It introduces students not only to structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism, but also to more recent theories such as Foucaultian theory, postmodernism, Bourdiesian theory and sociology of the body. The text places considerable effort into evaluating and interpreting the most current available research findings; Canadian statistics; and trends in health, creating a coherent 'story' that will engage students and stimulate active learning and independent thinking. The text's authors contextualize the sociology of health, illness, and healthcare in Canada's political, historical, and cultural landscape. At the same time, the authors examine the lessons to be learned by contrasting the Canadian situation with what occurs in the United States and other countries.
Lisa Strohschein (rhymes with sunshine) was born in Ontario, Canada, and received her Ph.D. at McMaster University in 2002. She is currently Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. In her research, she investigates how family dynamics are related to health and...
Title:The Sociology Of Health, Illness, And Health Care In Canada: A Critical ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.52 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176514171

ISBN - 13:9780176514174

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Table of Contents

Part One: Sociological Approaches to Health and IllnessChapter 1: The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health CareChapter 2: The Social Sources of Disease and DeathPart Two: Social Factors and IllnessChapter 3: The Social Determinants of Health and Illness: Age, Sex and Gender, and Race/EthnicityChapter 4: Socioeconomic Inequalities in HealthChapter 5: Work and Family Life: The Influence of Social Roles on Health and IllnessChapter 6: Illness and Death in the Developing WorldPart Three: The Meaning and Experience of IllnessChapter 7: The Social Meanings of IllnessChapter 8: The Experience of Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic IllnessChapter 9: The Body and the Pursuit of Health Part Four: Health Care Systems, Professions, Settings, and TechnologiesChapter 10: A History of Health Care in CanadaChapter 11: Health Care in Other CountriesChapter 12: Health Care Professions Chapter 13: Health Care Settings and TechnologiesPart Five: Issues in BioethicsChapter 14: Issues in Bioethics