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The Social Context of Health and Health Work

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Linda J. Jones
    Pages 1-38
  3. Linda J. Jones
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 554-598

About this book


The Social Context of Health and Health Work breaks new ground by linking together sociology of health and social policy perspectives. Linda Jones argues that health and health work cannot be understood in isolation. Patterns of disease, illness, treatment and provision are crucially influenced by class, race, gender, age and disability. Conflicts over health policies reflect fundamental debates about the purpose of welfare. The writer draws on her specialist knowledge of developing and teaching nursing and health studies courses, and on her recent experience of writing distance learning materials, to create a book which encourages critical thinking and supports study.


care gender knowledge nursing politics poverty social policy sociology

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Social Context of Health and Health Work
  • Authors Linda J. Jones
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-55155-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-55156-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23472-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 617
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
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