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Published: 01 September 2011

272 Pages | 3 illus.

9.7 x 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9780195574623

Bookseller Code (05)

Society, Culture and Health

Second Edition

Karen Willis and Shandell Elmer

  • Written for nursing students, with relevant examples and cases showing the the relevanceof sociology for their profession.
  • Contrasts sociological and biomedical approaches and examines lay perceptions of health, including cross cultural and indigenous health beliefs.
  • Covers media and health, a topic not covered in any of the competing texts.
  • An array of case studies which places health and illness within sociological and cultural contexts
  • Follows the progress of "Julia' as she embarks upon her nursing career
  • New chapters on gender and sexuality; culture and ethnicity; aging, health and inequality; and power and responsibility in health care encounters

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