Lifestyle in Medicine
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Lifestyle in Medicine by Gary Easthope
Book DescriptionIn Western societies, 'lifestyle' as an explanation for health and illness has become increasingly popular. Lifestyle in Medicine explores the ambiguity of the term 'lifestyle' and the way it is conceived and applied within medicine. Based on real doctor-patient consultations and in-depth interviews with doctors, the book discusses: * the history behind current medical use of lifestyle * the variable usage of the 'lifestyle' concept in different medical settings * critical writings and recent shifts in sociological thinking about lifestyle * public and government concerns about unhealthy lifestyles * the ways in which health is discussed, doctor to patient. Evidence-based in its approach, this book uses original research to highlight this topical issue and provides professional and lay perspectives on health and illness. It is essential reading for students and academics of medical sociology, health and allied health studies and anyone interested in health and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415356848
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary Easthope
Lifestyle in Medicine, Paperback (February 2006)
In Western societies, 'lifestyle' as an explanation for health and illness has become increasingly popular. Based on real doctor-patient consultations as well as interviews with doctors, this book explores the ambiguity of the term 'lifestyle' and the way it is conceived and applied within medicine.
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Author Biography - Gary Easthope
Gary Easthope is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has eclectic research interests and has published books, book chapters and articles on education, social research methods, ethnicity and health, disability, the wilderness movement, drug use and alternative medicine. Emily Hansen is a Research Fellow in the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. Her research interests include medical sociology, medical anthropology, general practice and primary health care.
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