Medical Sociology / Edition 8

Medical Sociology / Edition 8

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

The standard volume in the field--around the world--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 aSee more details below

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The standard volume in the field--around the world--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. Features lists of relevant Internet sites for further exploration of key issues. Covers topics such as Epidemiology; The Social Demography of Health; Social Stress; Health Behavior; Illness Behavior; Healing Options; The Sick Role; Doctor-Patient Interaction; Physicians; The Physician in a Changing Society; Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Midwives; Hospitals; Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States; Health Care in Developed Countries; Health Care in Developing Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries; For anyone involved in Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130165572
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/04/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Medical Sociology1
2Epidemiology13
3The Social Demography of Health35
4Social Stress67
5Health Behavior89
6Illness Behavior107
7Healing Options in American Society133
8The Sick Role149
9Doctor-Patient Interaction173
10Physicians187
11Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Midwives207
12Hospitals225
13The Physician in a Changing Society249
14Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States261
15Health Care in First World and Formerly Socialist Countries285
16Health Care in Other Countries319
References333
Name Index371
Subject Index379

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