Health and Health Care in Modern Britain
By (author) Joan Busfield
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Health and Health Care in Modern Britain by Joan Busfield
Book DescriptionThe Oxford Modern Britain series comprises authority introductory books on all aspects of the social structure of modern Britain. Lively and accessible, the books will be the first point of reference for anyone interested in the state of contemporary Britain. They will be invaluable to those taking courses in the social sciences. This volume has been developed for the large number of students studying the sociology of health and health care at an introductory level. It may also be read by nursing, medical students, and post-graduate public health students. Joan Busfield, well known for her expert and original work in the field, examines key issues affecting healthcare in contemporary Britain. These include: concepts and measures of health and illness; patterns of health and illness; changing health care provisions; explanations of health care systems; and a concluding analysis of current problems and prospects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198781233
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joan Busfield
Mental Illness, Hardback (September 2011)
* A concise and sophisticated introduction to the contested concept of Mental Illness . * Brings together a range of insights and interpretations from various disciplines including sociology, psychology, psychiatry and the neurosciences.
Thinking About Children, Paperback (March 2010)
Originally published in 1977, this book offered an account of a research programme designed to explain the changes in fertility in post-war England.
Rethinking the Sociology of Mental Health, Paperback (January 2001)
Rethinking the Sociology of Mental Health is a collection of original papers introducing new ways of thinking sociologically about the terrain of mental health. There are more general papers about mental health and mental health policy and papers about specific types of mental illness and particular policy issues such as dangerousness.
Men, Women and Madness, Hardback (May 1996)» View all books by Joan Busfield
Nowadays, mental disorder is often seen as a typically female malady. This book rejects this claim, focusing on the complex patterning of mental disorder identified in men and women. The first part covers fundamentals and the second part looks at the origins of mental disorder.
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Author Biography - Joan Busfield
Joan Busfield is Professor of Sociology and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex
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