Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

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For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses on Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing.The standard text in the field-around the world-this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings at the cutting-edge of the field. It contains first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers; is based on a worldwide review of the literature; provides the most recent health statistics, data, and studies available; and identifies the most important trends and issues.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 180.34 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0130165573
  • 9780130165572

Table of contents

1. Medical Sociology. 2. Epidemiology. 3. The Social Demography of Health. 4. Social Stress. 5. Health Behavior and Life Styles. 6. Illness Behavior. 7. Healing Options. 8. The Sick Role. 9. Doctor-Patient Interaction. 10. Physicians. 11. The Physician in a Changing Society. 12. Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives. 13. Hospitals. 14. Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States. 15. Health Care in Developed Countries. 16. Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries. References. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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