Welcome to the Companion website

Welcome to the companion website for Understanding the Sociology of Health, Fourth Edition, by Anne-Marie Barry and Chris Yuill. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support you as you work through this textbook.

For students:

  • Videos
  • Online readings
  • Weblinks
  • Flashcards
     

For instructors:

  • PowerPoint® slides
     

About the book:

Watch the video below for co-author Chris Yuill’s introduction to the new edition.

Understanding the Sociology of Health, continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist.

The fourth edition includes:

  • a global perspective with international examples
  • a new chapter on health technologies
  • a glossary, key concepts, chapter summaries and reflective questions
     

Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.

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