Perspectives in Medical Sociology

Perspectives in Medical Sociology

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This book should be of interest to students on sociology courses.show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 160 x 228 x 26mm | 961.61g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534111009
  • 9780534111007

Table of contents

Part One: The social context of health and illness. The health of the people - social factors in health and illness. Perspectives on health and illness. Becoming patients and experiencing illness. Environmental and occupational health. Part Two: Health care systems. Structure and policies. Emerging impacts on health care and policy. Institutional settings. Part Three: The health care workforce. Physicians. Non-physician providers. Part Four: Relations between patients and providers. Interaction and negotiation. Rights, responsibilities and social control. Part Five: Social movements, social change and health. Reform and change within medicine. Reform and change in the larger society. Appendices - research aids. Annotated bibliography of journals in medical sociology and related fields. Guide to data sources. Index.show more

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