The Sociology of Healthcare: A Reader for Health Professionals

Editors Sarah Earle and Gayle Letherby. Edition First. Publisher Palgrave Macmillan. Pages 344. Price £19.99. ISBN 9781403940803.

May 22, 2008

This collection of classic and recent readings in the sociology of health aims to stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology.

Who is it for? Healthcare and sociology students wishing to gain a critical perspective on health sociology knowledge.

Presentation - Selected readings from classic and contemporary writers in health sociology with an accompanying interpretive commentary from the editors presented in a textual format wih post-reading study questions and activities.

Would you recommend it? Yes, for the reading list of a health sociology unit.

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