The Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness

The Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness

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Designed to reflect important changes in healthcare and advancements in medical sociology, this book aims to provide an in-depth overview of the field, wuth an emphasis on gender race and sex. New features for the third edition include end-of-chapter Internet exercises.
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  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130999288
  • 9780130999283

Table of contents

1. I. PERSPECTIVES ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, HEALING, AND ILLNESS2. A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness3. The Development of Scientific Medicine4. II. THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ON HEALTH AND ILLNESS5. Social Epidemiology 6. Disease and Illness in American Society7. Social Stress8. III. HEALTH AND ILLNESS BEHAVIOR9. Health Behavior10. Illness and Sick Role Behavior11. IV. HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS12. Physicians and the Profession of Medicine13. Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians14. Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers15. Alternative Healers and Alternative Healing Practices16. The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models17. Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician-Patient Relationship. V. THE 18. V. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM19. The Health Care System of the United States20. Health Care Delivery21. The Social Implications of Health Care Technology22. Comparative Health Care Systems23. Name Index24. Subject Index
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