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Pain and Gender


This book presents an empirical research study which illustrates how sociological theories within the field of health and illness can greatly enhance the understanding of the complexities of pain perception. The relationship between beliefs about pain and the social characteristics of the individual is explored, with a focus on the role of gender in the process. There is an emphasis on the meaning and lay understanding of the phenomena of pain to which recent developments in the sociology of health and illness, particularly ...

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Pain and Gender
2000, Prentice Hall, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780582307773

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