The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness / Edition 3

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness / Edition 3

by Lynne E. Lonnquist, Gregory L. Weiss
     
 

Designed to reflect important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology, this reader-friendly book provides a readable, interesting, and in-depth overview of the field. It offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study. The volume offers… See more details below

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Designed to reflect important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology, this reader-friendly book provides a readable, interesting, and in-depth overview of the field. It offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study. The volume offers perspectives on the sociology of health, healing, and illness, the influence of the social environment on health and illness, health and illness behavior, health care practitioners and their relationships with patients and a look at the social implications of health care technology and comparative health care systems. For individuals looking for an appreciation for how the sociological perspective and social theory contribute to health, healing and illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130999283
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
403
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness1
2The Development of Scientific Medicine13
3Social Epidemiology34
4Disease and Illness in American Society57
5Social Stress82
6Health Behavior106
7Illness and Sick Role Behavior126
8Physicians and the Profession of Medicine148
9Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians173
10Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers194
11Alternative Healers and Alternative Healing Practices217
12The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models243
13Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician-Patient Relationship268
14The Health Care System of the United States286
15Health Care Delivery312
16The Social Implications of Health Care Technology334
17Comparative Health Care Systems359
Name Index381
Subject Index392

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