Abstract: Provides specific information on how social patterns, social processes and social relationships affect the health industry and health care workers. Carol Grbich is from Flinders University. Contents Pt. 1: Social process. History and conceptual frameworks. 1. Theoretical perspectives in health sociology / Carol Grbich 2. The social origins of illness and the development of the sociology of health / Kevin White 3. Medical technology : from drugs to genetics / Fran Collyer Pt. 2: Social patterns: Differences in health experiences. 4. Aboriginal health / Ian Anderson 5. Migrant and refugee health / Roberta Julian 6. Gender and health / Maria Zadoroznyj 7. Ageing and health / Eileen Clark, Terence McCann 8. Class and health / Neil Burdess 9. Mental health, citizenship and human rights / Mike Hazelton Pt. 3: Social relationships. Professionals and professions. 10. Examining the body / Erica McWilliam 11. Biomedical surveillance and the working body / Rob Irvine 12. Medical dominance and the division of labour in the health professions / Michael Wearing 13. Health professionals : workplace reform and resistance / Eileen Willis 14. Complementary medicine and orthodox medicine / Gary Easthope.