Key Concepts in Health Studies

by Chris Yuill, Iain Crinson, Eilidh Duncan

Series: SAGE Key Concepts series

Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners. From ageism to public health, and gender to obesity, the book offers an exciting guide to the multidisciplinary field. Each entry features:

-A snapshot definition of the concept

-A wider discussion of the main issues

-Case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice

-Examples of further reading

Highly readable, with clear indexing, and cross-referencing between entries, this is not only a student-friendly textbook that will enable the reader to dip into and update their knowledge of a particular key concept, but a valuable resource to anyone practicing in the health care field.

  • SAGE Publications; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781446249567
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Key Concepts in Health Studies
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts series
  • Author: Chris Yuill; Iain Crinson; Eilidh Duncan
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd