Sociology as Applied to Medicine / Edition 4

Sociology as Applied to Medicine / Edition 4

by Graham Scambler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0702022756

ISBN-13: 9780702022753

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Concise, introductory text to the sociology of health, illness, and health policy. For medical students, health professionals, and social science undergraduates. Emphasis on practical issues.

Overview

Concise, introductory text to the sociology of health, illness, and health policy. For medical students, health professionals, and social science undergraduates. Emphasis on practical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702022753
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Social Aspects of disease. Society and changing patterns of disease. Social determinants of health and disease.

Part 2: Social factors in Medical Practice. Health and illness behaviour. The doctor-patient relationship. Hospitals and patient care. Living with chronic illness. Dying, death and bereavement.

Part 3: Social structure and Health. Inequality and social class. Women and health. The health and health care of ethnic minority groups. Older people, health care and society.

Part 4: The Social Process of Defining disease. The limits and boundaries of medical knowledge. Deviance, sick role and stigma.

Part 5: Organisation of Health Services. Origins and development of the National Health Service. Health professions. Community care and informal caring. Health promotion and the New Public Health. Measuring health outcomes. Organizing and funding health care.

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