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Overview

Now in its fourth edition, the 'Outline of Sociology as Applied to Medicine' has established itself as a key introductory text in its field. Thoroughly updated and brought into line with current philosophies of healthcare, this new edition will help inunderstanding the origins, nature and context of illness in society. Primarily intended for medical students, this fourth edition will also be very useful for nursing and other health care students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723607526
  • Publisher: Wrigh, John
  • Publication date: 9/28/1983
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 163

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King's College, London
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Table of Contents

Preface to the fifth edition
1 Introduction 1
2 Going to the doctor 3
3 Measuring health and illness 15
4 Social causes of illness 24
5 Labelling behaviour 39
6 Social patterns of illness: I 48
7 Social patterns of illness: II 59
8 Coping with illness 70
9 Models of illness 78
10 Types of health care 89
11 Medicine, the professions and clinical autonomy 100
12 Organizing health care 113
13 Evaluating health care 125
14 The social role of medicine 138
Bibliography 147
Index 157
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