Medical Sociology / Edition 6

Medical Sociology / Edition 6

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130633224

ISBN-13: 9780130633224

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130633224
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Medical Sociology1
Defining Health2
Contrasting Ideas about Health and Social Behavior3
The Development of Medical Sociology10
Summary16
Medical Sociology Internet Sites16
2Epidemiology18
Epidemiological Measures19
The Development of Epidemiology21
The Complexity of Modern Ills: Coronary Heart Disease24
Disease and Modernization27
AIDS28
Summary35
Epidemiology Internet Sites35
3The Social Demography of Health37
Age37
Gender40
Race48
Socioeconomic Status57
Summary65
Social Demography of Health Internet Sites65
4Social Stress68
Cooley, Thomas, and Goffman: Symbolic Interaction69
Durkheim: Functionalism71
Stress75
Social Factors and Stress77
Summary88
Social Stress Internet Sites89
5Health Behavior and Lifestyles90
Health Lifestyles91
Preventive Care107
Summary111
Health Behavior and Lifestyles Internet Sites111
6Illness Behavior113
Self-Care114
Sociodemographic Variables115
Recognizing and Coping with Illness Symptoms131
Summary and Conclusion136
Illness Behavior Internet Sites136
7Healing Options138
Osteopaths138
Alternative Medicine139
Chiropractors140
Faith Healers142
Folk Healers146
Summary154
Healing Options Internet Sites154
8The Sick Role156
Illness as Deviance156
The Functionalist Approach to Deviance159
The Sick Role160
Criticism of the Sick Role165
Labeling Theory171
Sickness as Social Deviance?174
Being Sick and Disabled175
Summary177
The Sick Role Internet Sites178
9Doctor-Patient Interaction179
Models of Interaction180
Misunderstandings in Communication183
Cultural Differences in Communication190
Patient Compliance191
The Future of Doctor-Patient Relations192
Doctor-Patient Relations and New Technology193
The New Genetics195
Summary195
Doctor-Patient Interaction Internet Sites196
10Physicians198
The Professionalization of the Physician198
The Socialization of the Physician205
The Power Structure of American Medicine210
Summary216
Physicians Internet Sites216
11The Physician in a Changing Society217
Social Control of Medical Practice218
Countervailing Power221
Government Regulation222
Managed Care223
The Coming of the Corporation225
The Changing Physician-Patient Relationship227
The Deprofessionalism of Physicians228
The Evolution of the Organization of Medical Practice229
Summary230
The Physician in a Changing Society Internet Sites231
12Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives232
Nursing: Past and Present233
Nursing: Future Trends244
Physician Assistants246
Pharmacists247
Midwives248
Summary249
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives Internet Sites249
13Hospitals251
The Development of the Hospital as a Social Institution252
Hospitals in the United States255
The Organization of the Nonprofit Community Hospital257
The Hospital-Patient Role263
The Rising Cost of Hospitalization267
Summary270
Hospital Internet Sites270
14Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States272
Rising Costs272
Equity in Health Services276
Distribution of Services277
Overview of Health Care Delivery279
Social Legislation in Health Care282
Health Reform286
Health Care: A Right or a Privilege?290
Summary and Conclusion293
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States Internet Sites293
15Health Care in Developed Countries295
Socialized Medicine: Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden301
Decentralized National Health Programs: Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and France311
Conclusion321
Health Care in Developed Countries Internet Sites322
16Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries324
Socialist Medicine: Alterations in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and China325
Socialized Medicine: Saudi Arabia and Kenya335
Decentralized National Health: Mexico340
Fee-for-Service: South Africa342
Conclusion345
Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries Internet Sites346
References348
Name Index403
Subject Index412

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