Making Sense of Illness

The Social Psychology of Health and Disease

by Radley, Alan

`A comprehensive overview of the way bodily experiences of health and disease in everyday life are given meaning in a society dominated by the biomedical model of well-being... [Radley] draws on studies from a variety of disciplines including medical sociology, health psychology and medical anthropology. By addressing the issues in this way, he clarifies how the kind of research methodology adopted reveals different kinds of truths... the book provides a valuable and critical introduction to the social and psychological consideration of health and illness. Furthermore, given the increasing interest in user perspectives in health care provision, it will be useful reading for all those interested in health promotion and how ideas of health and illness are constructed' - Social Sciences in Health
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: December 1994
  • English
  • 9781446265185 / 0803989091
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 27.99 GBP
  • Pages: 256
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: by Alan Radley.
  • Page size: 24
  • Reference Code: BDZ0000552675