For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses in 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 on 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.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 183.4 x 229.1 x 20.3mm | 630.5g
- 16 Jun 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 9th edition
Table of contents
1. Medical Sociology. 2. Epidemiology. 3. The Social Demography of Health. 4. Social Stress. 5. Health Behavior and Lifestyles. 6. Illness Behavior. 7. The Sick Role. 8. Healing Options. 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.