The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

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For Medical Sociology, Sociology of Health, and Sociology of Health and Illness courses taught at the junior/senior level in sociology and allied health departments.This student-friendly text reflects important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology. It provides an 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 401 pages
  • 190 x 234.2 x 17.3mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130981370
  • 9780130981370

Table of contents

Preface. I. PERSPECTIVES ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, HEALING, AND ILLNESS. 1. A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness. 2. The Development of Scientific Medicine. II. THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ON HEALTH AND ILLNESS. 3. Social Epidemiology. 4. Society, Disease, and Illness. 5. Social Stress. III. HEALTH AND ILLNESS BEHAVIOR. 6. Health Behavior. 7. Experiencing Illness and Disability. IV. HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS. 8. Physicians and the Profession of Medicine. 9. Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians. 10. Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers. 11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 12. The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models. 13. Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician-Patient Relationship. V. THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. 14. The Health Care System of the United States. 15. Health Care Delivery. 16. The Social Implications of Health Care Technology. 17. Comparative Health Care Systems. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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