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Key Concepts in Health Studies

Key Concepts in Health Studies

February 2010 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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. Each entry features:

  • A snapshot definition of the concept
  • A wider discussion of the main issues
  • Case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice
  • Examples of further reading

Highly readable, with clear indexing, and cross-referencing between entries, this is not only a student-friendly textbook that will enable the reader to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular key concept, but a valuable resource to anyone practicing in the health care field.

The Biomedical Model Of Health
The Social Model of Health
The Social and Medical Models of Disability
Alternative or Complementary Medicine
Quality of Life Measures
The Life Course
Family and Individual Well-being
Social Dependency in Older Age
The Third Age
The Social Organization of Death and Dying
Social Inequalities in Health
Social Capital
Risk Society
Public Health
Health Promotion
Work and Health
Global Health
Models of Health Behaviour
Healthy Lifestyle and Consumption Patterns
Lay Knowledge and Illness Attribution
Personality and Health
Stress and Coping
Motivational Interviewing in Health Care
Stigma and Labelling Theory
Biographical Disruption
Professional-Client Communication
Illness Narratives
Health Care Systems
Long-Term Health and Social Care Needs
Informal Care
The Role of Health Professionals
Health Care Governance
Health Care Consumerism and Patient Choice

This is a very useful concise list of terms in the field of Health Studies and Medical Sociology. It provides students with short definitions and summaries of the development of those ideas.

Anastacia Schulhoff
Sociology Dept, Appalachian State University
May 30, 2020

It is a very complete overview of the key concepts. It allows the student to focus on the main topics and themes, get the essentials and then go on to look for more specialised/detailed reading if required.

Dr Pedro Gallo
Department of Sociology, University of Barcelona
December 10, 2014

This is an excellent book, that is easy to read and informative over a number of topics. I found that the students that had read this book produced much better pieces of work for thier assessments and so I am now classifying this as essential for the same course next year.

Mr Graham Rusk
Access to H.E., Warrington Collegiate
May 19, 2014

This is a useful, concise book which provides introductory information on key concepts in health studies. Particularly useful for someone new to the field.

Mrs Samantha Sutton-Tsang
Early Years, Stourbridge College
February 17, 2013

One for student to purchase. Will be an assett for later part of Access and undergraduate level. Will be pointing them in this direction

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
May 5, 2012

Concise and well recommended as a quick guide

Ms Wendy Bateman
Health & Social Science, Bolton University
February 6, 2012

A really succinct introduction to many of the current key debates in health and social care. Fantastic resource for year 1 students.

Ms Alison Ni Charraighe
School of health, Education and Community Studies, Northumbria University
January 25, 2012

What a super book, it is readable and very directed. I have found the layout and the order of the contents to be most appropriate for this subject and have enjoyed reading this book. The quality of information is excellent and I would recommend this book for all levels of nurse undertaking education studies.
Thank you I enjoyed this beek and recommend it without hesitation

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
July 11, 2011

This has cetainly been useful for the first year undergarduates in that many of the concepts fundamental to our course-= early childhood studies are covered clear;y & succintly in this textbook.

Ms Dilva Porter
CHYPPE, University Campus Suffolk
April 19, 2011

An excellent all round book - one for students to buy

Ms Melanie Feek
community & youth, College of St Mark and St John
March 15, 2011

Chris Yuill

Chris Yuill is a sociologist at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, whose work focuses on the sociology of health and the sociology of urban experiences. In addition to a variety of journal publications and research reports he has written and co-edited a number of textbooks for SAGE, one of his most recent being Sociology for Social Work co-edited with Alastair Gibson. Other texts include Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction with Anne-Marie Barry, which is now in its third edition and has also been translated into Chinese. Chris has also served two terms on the executive of the British Sociological Association. More About Author

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