Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology

Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology

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By (author) John Germov

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 24mm | 1,340g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0195520149
  • ISBN 13: 9780195520149
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 43,224

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Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology is also available as an e-book. Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology Fifth Edition is the leading health sociology textbook for Australian students. Accompanied by comprehensive online resources with innovative teaching and learning materials, this outstanding teaching text introduces students to the theories, concepts and contexts needed to understand the social origins of health and illness. New to this edition New chapter: 'Drug Use and Abuse in Australia: Social Origins, Impacts and Responses' New chapter: 'Well-being and Wellness' Significantly updated chapters on gendered health, medical dominance, and allied health Updated figures, tables, data and statistics More content on cyberbullying and mental health, health literacy, and the social gradient of health More content on the National Health Reform, key health policy developments, and international comparison of Australia's health care system.

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John Germov (PhD) is Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle (Australia). He is the President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), the peak national body on research and teaching in humanities and social sciences. John is a former President of the Australian Sociological Association and served on the Executive of the International Sociological Association. In 2010, he received the prestigious national honour, the Outstanding Service to the Australian Sociological Association Award. His research interests span the social determinants of health, with a particular focus on the Slow Food movement and ethical consumption, alcohol and harm minimisation, and the historical sociology of wine in Australia.

Table of contents

PART ONE: HEALTH SOCIOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH 1. Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues (John Germov) 2. Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology (John Germov) 3. Well-being and Wellness (Daniela Heil) PART TWO: THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS 4. Global Public Health (Alex Broom and John Germov) 5. The Class Origins of Health Inequality (John Germov) 6. Workplace Health (Toni Schofield) 7. Gendered Health (Dorothy Broom, Maria Freij and John Germov) 8. Indigenous Health: The Perpetuation of Inequality (Dennis Gray, Sherry Saggers and Annalee Stearne) 9. Ethnicity, Health, and Multiculturalism (Roberta Julian) 10. Rural Health (Clarissa Hughes) PART THREE: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS 11. The Social Appetite: A Sociological Approach to Food and Nutrition (Lauren Williams and John Germov) 12. The Medicalisation of Deviance (Sharyn L. Roach Anleu) 13. Mental Illness: Understandings, Experience, and Service Provision (Anne-Maree Sawyer and Pauline Savy) 14. The Illness Experience: Lay Perspectives, Disability and Chronic Illness (Daphne Habibis) 15. Drug Use and Abuse in Australia: Social Origins, Impacts, and Responses (Maria Freij and John Germov) 16. Ageing, Health, and the Demographic Revolution (Marilyn Poole) 17. The Human Genome Project: A Sociology of Medical Technology (Evan Willis) 18. Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and Medicalisation (John Germov and Maria Freij) PART FOUR: THE SOCIAL ORGANISATION OF HEALTH CARE: PROFESSIONS, POLITICS AND POLICIES 19. Power, Politics, and Health Care (Helen Belcher) 20. Challenges to Medical Dominance (John Germov) 21. Sociology of Nursing (Helen Keleher) 22. The Sociology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Alex Broom) 23. Jostling for Position: A Sociology of Allied Health (Lauren Williams and Tanya Lawlis) 24. A Sociology of Health Promotion (John Germov, Maria Freij and Katy Richmond) 25. Community Health Services in Australia (Fran Baum)