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Outline of Sociology As Applied to Medicine
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Outline of Sociology As Applied to Medicine

by David Armstrong
 

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The fifth edition of this classic textbook that to explore the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs. Divided into 14 clinically relevant chapters (from Going to the Doctor, through to The Social Role of Medicine), this highly

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The fifth edition of this classic textbook that to explore the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs. Divided into 14 clinically relevant chapters (from Going to the Doctor, through to The Social Role of Medicine), this highly readable book gives a coherent, integrated account that will enable students to understand 'illness behaviour' and what lies behind a given patient's decision to see a doctor about this problem, now.

The author is, in addition to being a highly acclaimed medical sociologist, a clinician by training and experience who understands the practical importance of the fundamental concepts that guide his specialty.

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'..the book is a tried and tested classic of its kind and the fourth edition gives no cause for it to be unseated from that position.'
Social Sciences in Health - Int. Jnl, January 1996

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340809204
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
5th Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 0.80(d)

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King's College, London

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