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A groundbreaking exploration of the sociology of dementia with contributions from distinguished international scholars and practitioners. Organised around the four themes of personhood, care, social representations and social differentiation,
This timely book takes seriously the idea of understanding how our social world not individual responsibility nor the health care system is the primary determinant of our health.
This timely book takes seriously the idea of understanding how our social world - and not individual responsibility or the healthcare system - is the primary determinant of our health.
Duties to Care delivers a groundbreaking new socio-legal investigation into the regulatory dimensions of caring for a person with dementia. Exploring the legal aspects of dementia care by covering everything from diagnosis to end-of-life decision making, this book uses empirical data to provide original analysis of dementia care regulation.
A frank portrayal of the medical care of dying people past and present, The Inevitable Hour helps to explain why a movement to restore dignity to the dying arose in the early 1970s and why its goals have been so difficult to achieve.
Midwives and other health care professionals need to have a deep understanding of the various lives childbearing women live in order to support them insightfully and practise in a nuanced manner. The Social Context of Birth has been revised, updated and enlarged to provide an essential understanding of the different...
Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science.
By Kevin White
With expanded coverage of Fleck and a new section on `Transformations of the Medical Profession', this updated Third Edition provides students with a sociologically-focussed and theoretically informed introduction
Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this textbook shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. Comes with access to access to videos, flashcards and further readings.