The sociology of health and illness in Ireland (Book, 2001) []
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The sociology of health and illness in Ireland

The sociology of health and illness in Ireland

Author: Anne Cleary; Margaret P Treacy
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats

These essays on health and illness from a sociological perspective, look at health and health models within social and political contexts. They are divided into theoretical and general issues,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Cleary; Margaret P Treacy
ISBN: 1900621118 9781900621113
OCLC Number: 472884499
Notes: Originalår: 1997
Description: 232 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Sociology, health and illness: why should nurses bother with sociology?, Sam Porter; from bio-medicine to holistic health, Vincent Tucker; conceptions of health and illness in Ireland, Desmond McCluskey; ethical and social implications of technology in medicine, Orla O'Donnell. Part 2 Inequalities in health care: social class differences in lifestyle and health characteristics in Ireland, Claire Collins and Emer Shelley; unemployment and health, Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan. Part 3 Health issues and life course: the medicalization of childbearing norms - encounters between unmarried pregnant women and medical personnel in an Irish context, Abbey Hyde; beyond the moral panic - results from a study of teenage pregnancy, Andrew Finlay, Dorothy Whittington, Nicola Shaw and Monica McWilliams; contesting concepts of care - the case of the home help service in Ireland, O'Donovan, Orla; older people and life-course construction in Ireland, Ricca Edmondson. Part 4 Mental health; alcoholism in Ireland, Tanya M. Cassidy; gender differences in mental disorder in Ireland, Anne Cleary; the asylum in Ireland - a brief institutional history and some local effects, A. Jamie Saris.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Cleary and Margaret P. Treacy


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