The Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness

The Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness

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Designed to reflect important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology, this student-friendly text provides a readable, interesting, and in-depth overview of the field. It offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study.Coverage examines issues such as giving clean needles to drug users; gender-based and sexual harassment of female physicians; legalizing medical marijuana; the dumping of patients by hospitals; medicine and the Internet; the profession of medicine; socialization of physicians; illness behavior; AIDS and Alzheimer's disease; social stress; health behaviors; alternative healers and alternative healing practices; the physician-patient relationship; the history of medicine; the role of technology in health care; changes in the health care system; health care financing; for-profit medicine; managed care programs; doctor-assisted suicide; organ donation policy; surrogate motherhood; physician truth-telling and confidentiality; the obligation to treat AIDS patients; recruiting physicians to underserved areas; the responsibility of parents for health care for their children; and the responsibility of employers for employee-related more

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  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • 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 Indexshow more

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