Medical Sociology / Edition 2

Medical Sociology / Edition 2

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

ISBN-10: 013573410X

ISBN-13: 9780135734100

Pub. Date: 01/01/1982

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The standard text in the field, this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings at 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;…  See more details below

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The standard text in the field, this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings at 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135734100
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Pages:
356

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction

1 Medical Sociology

2 Epidemiology

3 The Social Demography of Health: Gender, Age, and Race

4 Social Demography of Health: Social Class

Pt. II Health and Illness

5 Social Stress and health

6 Health Behavior And Lifestyles

7 Illness Behavior

Pt. III Coping With Illness

8 The Sick Role

9 Doctor - Patient Interaction

10 Healing Options

Pt. IV Providing Health Care

11 Physicians

12 The Physician in a Changing Society

13 Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives

14 The Hospital in Society

Pt. V Health Care Delivery Systems

15 Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States

16 Health Care in Different Countries

References

Photo Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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