By Lisa Strohschein, Rose 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

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Table of Contents:


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




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