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Society, culture and health - an introduction to sociology for nurses


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Willis, KF and Elmer, SL 2007 , Society, culture and health - an introduction to sociology for nurses , Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC.

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Society, Culture and Health takes a sociological approach to issues of
relevance for students studying nursing and related health professions.
The book examines the sources of ideas about health and illness,
including the biomedical model, folk and lay approaches and the
infl uence of the media. It includes coverage of the impact on health
of social marginalisation through a careful examination of structural
variables. The experiences of health and illness are explained through
the analysis of the body in contemporary society and issues such as
chronic illness and disability.
Society, Culture and Health gives an overview of the role of nursing
in the health care system and its relationship with medicine and
alternative health practices. Taking a practical approach, and using
case studies to examine a range of issues such as domestic violence,
occupational health, indigenous health and refugee health, it prepares
students for working in health professions involving a variety of
settings, systems and clients.

Item Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Willis, KF and Elmer, SL
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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© Karen Willis and Shandell Elmer 2007

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