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Society and Health

An Introduction to Social Science for Health Professionals, 1st Edition

By Rosemary Gillespie, Graham Moon


288 pages

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A concise introduction to the central issues concerning health and health care in contemporary society, Society and Health is written for all health professionals undergoing basic training. It explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings.

Each chapter is short and focused on key learning points.

'concept boxes' highlight the main themes and facilitate revision

exercises and activities enable students to apply knowledge to practice

assumes no previous knowledge

ideal for common foundation programme

guided further reading


'Every midwifery student, whether pre-registration or post-registration, will want a copy of this up-to-the minute book. All the key sociological areas are covered … Attractively laid out, with tables, highlight boxes and exercises. Assumes no previous knowledge.' - Midirs - midwifery digest

'Excellent book for Access to Nursing students. Looks at all the main issues affecting the development of Health Care. I shall be recommending it to all my students.' - - Mr G. Williams, Woolwich College

'the editors have achieved their aim of providing an introductory text of relevance and use for its intended audience.' - Sociology of Health and Illness

Table of Contents

Chloe Gerhardt, Martin Giddey, Rosemary Gillespie, Ian Kendall, Graham Moon, Nancy North, Robin Prior all at University of Portsmouth

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