Medical sociology

    The Comfort of People

    By Daniel Miller

    Hardback £44.96

    At the end of life, our comfort lies mainly in relationships. In this book, Daniel Miller, one of the world's leading anthropologists, examines the social worlds of people suffering from terminal or long-term illness.

    Ageing, Dementia and the Social Mind

    Paperback £19.45

    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,

    The Social Determinants of Health: Looking Upstream

    By Kathryn Strother Ratcliff

    Hardback £49.21

    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.

    The Social Determinants of Health: Looking Upstream

    By Kathryn Strother Ratcliff

    Paperback £17.75

    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.

    Cambridge Studies in Law and Society

    By Rosie Harding

    Hardback £65.84

    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.

    Inevitable Hour

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    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.

    The Social Context of Birth

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    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...

    Evidence, Ethos and Experiment

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    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.

    Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

    By Kevin White

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    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

    Understanding the Sociology of Health

    By Anne-Marie Barry

    Paperback Save £1.72 = £25.27

    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.

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