Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Author: Jonathan Gabe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974420
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This title provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.

Key Concepts in Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413175
Format: PDF
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Now in its 4th edition, this text continues to give you a complete and concise overview of mental health and all the issues that surround it from a theoretical and practical perspective. Restructured into 4 sections, the book starts by defining mental health and mental abnormality before examining the mental health services and the place mental health takes in society. Fully updated, the book offers: 66 bite-sized chapters including new ones on the Biopsychosocial Model, trauma and mindfulness Key points summarising what you need to know for study and practice Examples of further reading to help you expand your knowledge It is essential reading for students of health, nursing, mental health, social work and social care. It is also valuable reading for students of counselling and psychotherapy.

Key Concepts in Body and Society

Author: Kate Cregan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446268888
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This is a very useful book outlining the key concepts of the body in society. It is easy to read and provides useful examples, making it ideal for students across a range of social science disciplines." - Dr Sharron Hinchliff, Sheffield University "Cregan has achieved something distinct: an account of the sociology of the body which incorporates both theory and empirical studies, which demonstrates excellent coverage of an ever expanding field, and which is written in an accessible style... An intelligent treatment and account of the sociology of the body, which I look forward to incorporating into my teaching." - Dr Rob Meadows, University of Surrey "This book is a great idea. It provides a thorough, accessible and interesting introduction to the most important concepts in the sociology of the body. Students new to this area will find it invaluable." - Professor Deborah Lupton, University of Sydney This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: Includes an easy to understand definition Provides real-world examples Gives suggestions for further reading Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts. Written to meet the needs of the modern student, this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.

Key Concepts in Health Studies

Author: Chris Yuill
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848606737
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners. From ageism to public health, and gender to obesity, the book offers an exciting guide to the multidisciplinary field.

Medical Sociology

Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412902185
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This timely and assured text provides lecturers and students with a well informed, penetrating analysis of the key questions in medicine and society. The book is divided into three sections. It opens with a well judged account of the context of health and illness. It moves on to examine the process and experience of illness. Finally, it examines how health care is negotiated and delivered.

Key Concepts in Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412907774
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Mental health is an area of study which is often bewildering to new students and trainee practitioners. This book provides a guide to the key topics and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness and which govern the provisionof services for people with mental health problems.

Medicine Health and Society

Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258459
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

Key Concepts in Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446202623
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nursing can be complex and challenging to new students and trainee practitioners. Key Concepts in Nursing provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field. Each entry features: " a snapshot definition of the concept; " a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice; " key points relevant to the entry; " case studies to illustrate the application to practice; " examples of further reading. Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.

Key Concepts in Marketing

Author: Jim Blythe
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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Instructors: Please click here to request a review copy of this title for adoption consideration. Desk copies are available by calling 1-800-818-7243. Key Concepts in Marketing introduces and examines the key issues, methods, models and debates that define the field of marketing today. Each entry comprises of: -Definition -Summary -Broader discussion -Examples and illustrations -Key literature and further reading Introductory chapters serve to situate and introduce the topics.

Key concepts in education

Author: Fred Inglis
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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Instructors: Please click here to request a review copy of this title for adoption consideration. Desk copies are available by calling 1-800-818-7243. About the Series The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Education provides students with over 100 essential themes, topics and expressions that Education students are likely to encounter, both during their courses and beyond in professional practice. Co-authored to draw on experiences of working within academia, local authorities and the classroom, the entries provide: a definition of the concept a description of the historical and practical context an explanation of how the concept is applied an evaluation of the concept helpful references and suggested further reading This book will be essential reading for students of Education, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers. About the Authors Fred Inglis is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield. Lesley Aers is a senior member of a local authority school improvement service and an Ofsted inspector. Both authors are former schoolteachers. Â