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"Sociology as Applied to Medicine is accepted as one of the leading textbooks in the field. Now in its sixth edition, it remains a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the sociology of health, illness and health policy. It will be essential reading for students of medicine and allied health professions and for students in the social sciences." In this edition several new authors are included and a number of chapters have been entirely rewritten, notably those on ethnicity and health, the health professions and health promotion and the new public health. All of the chapters have been revised to incorporate the latest theories and research material.

Society & changing patterns of disease, social causes of disease, health & illness behavior, etc.

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"This thought-provoking book would make valuable reading to medical and other health students, clinicians and researchers and would be a very useful addition to any library." Sarah Helps, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Hospital Medicine, December 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702022753
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 311
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Medical Sociology, Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Social Aspects of Disease

1 Society and Changing Patterns of Disease Ray Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick, Ray 3

2 Social Determinants of Health and Disease David Locker Locker, David 18

Pt. 2 Social Factors in Medical Practice

3 Health and Illness Behaviour Graham Scambler Scambler, Graham 41

4 The Doctor-Patient Relationship Myfanwy Morgan Morgan, Myfanwy 55

5 Hospitals and Patient Care Myfanwy Morgan Morgan, Myfanwy 71

6 Living with Chronic Illness David Locker Locker, David 83

7 Dying, Death and Bereavement Graham Scambler Scambler, Graham 97

Pt. 3 Social Structure and Health

8 Inequality and Social Class Mel Bartley Bartley, Mel David Blane Blane, David 115

9 Women and Health Annette Scambler Scambler, Annette 133

10 Ethnicity and Health Moira Kelly Kelly, Moira James Nazroo Nazroo, James 159

11 Later Life, Health and Society Paul Higgs Higgs, Paul 176

Pt. 4 The Social Process of Defining Disease

12 The Limits and Boundaries lo Medical Knowledge Paul Higgs Higgs, Paul 193

13 Deviance, Sick Role and Stigma Graham Scambler Scambler, Graham 205

Pt. 5 Organization of Health Services

14 Origins and Development of the National Health Service Nicholas Mays Mays, Nicholas 221

15 The Health Professions Iain Crinson Crinson, Iain 252

16 Community Care and Informal Caring Fiona Stevenson Stevenson, Fiona 265

17 Public Health and Health Promotion Judith Green Green, Judith 283

18 Measuring Health Outcomes Ray Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick, Ray 297

19 Organizing and Funding Health Care Ray Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick, Ray 313

Index 329

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