Medical Sociology / Edition 10

Medical Sociology / Edition 10

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131729241

ISBN-13: 9780131729247

Pub. Date: 06/09/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This guide provides a brief introduction to navigating the Internet and teaches you how to be a critical consumer of online resources. It includes references related specifically to the discipline of sociology as well as access to the Research Navigator Website.

Overview

This guide provides a brief introduction to navigating the Internet and teaches you how to be a critical consumer of online resources. It includes references related specifically to the discipline of sociology as well as access to the Research Navigator Website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131729247
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/09/2006
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Sociology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Medical Sociology1
Defining Health2
Contrasting Ideas about Health and Social Behavior3
The Reemergence of Infectious Diseases7
The Development of Medical Sociology12
Summary17
Medical Sociology Internet Sites18
2Epidemiology19
Epidemiological Measures20
The Development of Epidemiology22
The Complexity of Modern Ills: Heart Disease25
Disease and Modernization29
AIDS30
Summary38
Epidemiology Internet Sites38
3The Social Demography of Health40
Age40
Gender44
Race51
Socioeconomic Status62
Summary70
Social Demography of Health Internet Sites70
4Social Stress72
Cooley, Thomas, and Goffman: Symbolic Interaction73
Durkheim: Functionalism75
Stress79
Social Factors and Stress81
Summary92
Social Stress Internet Sites93
5Health Behavior and Lifestyles94
Health Lifestyles95
Preventive Care112
Summary116
Health Behavior and Lifestyles Internet Sites117
6Illness Behavior118
Self-Care119
Sociodemographic Variables120
Recognizing and Coping with Illness Symptoms135
Summary and Conclusion139
Illness Behavior Internet Sites140
7The Sick Role141
Illness as Deviance141
The Functionalist Approach to Deviance144
The Sick Role145
Criticism of the Sick Role152
Labeling Theory158
Sickness as Social Deviance?161
Being Sick and Disabled162
Stigma164
Summary165
The Sick Role Internet Sites165
8Healing Options167
Osteopaths167
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)168
Chiropractors170
Faith Healers171
Folk Healers175
Summary183
Healing Options Internet Sites183
9Doctor-Patient Interaction185
Models of Interaction186
Misunderstandings in Communication190
Male Physicians and Women Patients193
Women Physicians194
Cultural Differences in Communication196
Patient Compliance198
The Future of Doctor-Patient Relations199
Doctor-Patient Relations and New Technology200
The New Genetics202
Summary205
Doctor-Patient Interaction Internet Sites205
10Physicians207
The Professionalization of the Physician207
The Socialization of the Physician215
The Power Structure of American Medicine222
Summary227
Physicians Internet Sites228
11The Physician in a Changing Society229
Social Control of Medical Practice231
Countervailing Power235
Government Regulation236
Managed Care237
The Coming of the Corporation238
The Changing Physician-Patient Relationship240
The Deprofessionalization of Physicians241
The Evolution of the Organization of Medical Practice243
Summary244
The Physician in a Changing Society Internet Sites244
12Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives246
Nursing: Past and Present247
Nursing: Future Trends258
Physician Assistants261
Pharmacists262
Midwives263
Summary264
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives Internet Sites265
13Hospitals267
The Development of the Hospital as a Social Institution268
Hospitals in the United States272
The Organization of the Nonprofit Community Hospital274
The Hospital-Patient Role281
The Rising Cost of Hospitalization285
Summary287
Hospitals Internet Sites288
14Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States289
Rising Costs290
Equity in Health Services295
Distribution of Services296
Overview of Health Care Delivery298
Social Legislation in Health Care301
Health Reform305
Health Care: A Right or a Privilege?308
Summary and Conclusion311
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States Internet Sites312
15Health Care in Developed Countries313
Socialized Medicine: Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden319
Decentralized National Health Programs: Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and France329
Conclusion340
Health Care in Developed Countries Internet Sites341
16Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries343
Socialist Medicine: Alterations in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and China344
Socialized Medicine: Saudi Arabia and Kenya356
Decentralized National Health: Mexico360
Fee-for-Service: South Africa363
Conclusion366
Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries Internet Sites367
References369
Photo Credits407
Name Index408
Subject Index415

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