Readings in Medical Sociology / Edition 2by William C. Cockerham
Pub. Date: 08/17/2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This comprehensive anthology offers current readings by leading, medical sociologists and their colleagues in other fields, reflecting the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, and research affecting the field today. The diverse assortment of articles presents research findings and critical discussions that define the interests of medical sociologists,… See more details below
This comprehensive anthology offers current readings by leading, medical sociologists and their colleagues in other fields, reflecting the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, and research affecting the field today. The diverse assortment of articles presents research findings and critical discussions that define the interests of medical sociologists, health practitioners, and policy makers. Focuses on the broad areas of: EPIDEMIOLOGY; SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH; SOCIAL STRESS; HEALTH BEHAVIOR; ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND THE SICK ROLE; HEALING OPTIONS; DOCTOR-PATIENT INTERACTION; PHYSICIANS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY; NURSES; HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES; and HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN SELECTED COUNTRIES. For anyone involved in social work, medicine, nursing, and various health related professions.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction.
II. SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH.
III. SOCIAL STRESS.
IV. HEALTH BEHAVIOR.
V. ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND THE SICK ROLE.
Reconsidering the Status of Anorexia Nervosa as a Western Culture-Bound Syndrome, Sing Lee.
The Missing Voice of the Critically Ill: A Medical Sociologist's First-Person Account, David A. Rier.
VI. HEALING OPTIONS.
"Jesus Will Fix It after Awhile": Meanings and Health, Mary Abrums.
Physician Satisfaction in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of Challenges to Professional Autonomy, Authority, and Dominance, Mary Guptill Warren, Rose Weitz, and Stephen Kulis.
Doctor in the House: The Internet as a Source of Lay Health Knowledge and the Challenge to Expertise, Michael Hardey.
VIII. PHYSICIANS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY.
Gender and the Body of Medicine or at Least Some Body Parts: (Re)Constructing the Prestige Hierarchy of Medical Specialties, Susan W. Hinze.
X. HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES.
Whatever Happened to the Health Insurance Crisis in the United States? Voices from a National Survey, Karen Donelan, Robert J. Blendon, Craig A. Hill, Martin Frankel, Catherine Hoffman, Diane Rowland, and Drew Altman.
XI. HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN SELECTED COUNTRIES.
The Americanization of the British National Health Service, David Mechanic.
The Social Determinants of the Decline in Life Expectancy in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Lifestyle Explanation, William C. Cockerham.
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