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Published: 25 November 2020

480 Pages | 20 photos (1-colour); 37 figures, 40 tables, 8 maps

ISBN: 9780199035908

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada

Eighth Edition

Juanne Nancarrow Clarke

  • Extensive treatment of the key features and history of the Canadian medical system includes coverage of medicalization, the roles of nurses and midwives, and the growing popularity of alternative medicine.
  • Comprehensive discussion of contemporary issues such as biomedicalization, complementary and alternative care strategies, health issues faced by people identifying as LGBTQ+, and popular conceptions of illness and disease.
  • In-depth treatment of major theoretical approaches-structural functionalism, post-structuralism, symbolic interactionism, feminist theory, and conflict theory-prepares students to understand health issues from different sociological perspectives.
  • Written by an expert in the field and class-tested over several editions, this text provides an eminently reliable treatment of health sociology in Canada.
  • Canadian perspective-a wealth of Canadian content and statistical data makes this a relevant and relatable overview of health sociology for students in this country.
  • Engaging box program gets students involved and helps them develop a deep understanding of key concepts:
  • - Critical Thinking boxes explore controversial topics and ask questions that encourage students to engage with the material.
  • - Spotlight on Ethics boxes encourage students to think about the ethical aspects of studying health, medicine, and medicalization.
  • - Highlighted Issues boxes call attention to new, interesting, and relevant examples of the issues being discussed.
  • - Remembering Our History boxes outline major Canadian historical events that illustrate and provide important background for the topic under discussion.
  • - Canada in a Global Context boxes describe international issues and outline how globalization has affected health and medicine.

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