By Michael Sheaff
Sociology Volume 43, Number 3, June 2009
"Sociology & Health Care is easy to read and offers an introduction into selected, but key areas, of the sociology of health and illness. It is a useful book for health care students as well as health care workers who are interested in the social aspects of their work, their job and how it all fits into the wider society."
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- Are patients 'customers'? What does this mean for the patient-practitioner relationship?
- What should the relationship be between expert knowledge and our own experiences when dealing with health and illness?
- Do people who are better off get better access to health care?
- The social distribution of knowledge
- The basis of professional power
- Sources of social inequalities in health
- The ability of health care services to address these issues
Sociology and Health Care is key reading for student nurses and those on allied health courses, and also appeals to a wide range of professionals who are interested in current debates in health and social care.