This Reader introduces students of sociology and health care to the changing fields of medical kwledge and medical work. It provides a chronicle of research in the field of medical kwledge, medical work and health care over the past 25 years; and, summarises changes in how health care was delivered and how medical kwledge and practice were conceptualised over this period. Section introductions by the editors situate the articles within a wider body of literature. This is a valuable resource for student of sociology, social policy, social work, health policy or health care.
Ellen Annandale, Mary Ann Elston and Lindsay Prior are all experts in the sociology of medical work, medical knowledge and health care. Until recently, they were senior members of the editorial team of the journal, The Sociology of Health and Illness. Dr Annandale is the author of The Sociology of Health and Medicine'; (1989), Dr Elston is the editor of The Sociology of Medical Science and Technology'; (Blackwell Publishing, 1997) and Dr Prior is the author of The Social Organisation of Mental Illness'; (1993).
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Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)