The Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness / Edition 2

The Sociology of Health, Healing and Illness / Edition 2

by Gregory L. Weiss, Lynne E. Lonnquist, Lynne E. Lonnquist
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134764331

ISBN-13: 9780134764337

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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

Overview

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:
9780134764337
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

I. PERSPECTIVES ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, HEALING, AND ILLNESS.

1. A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness.
2. The Development of Scientific Medicine.

II. THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ON HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

3. Social Epidemiology.
4. Society, Disease, and Illness.
5. Social Stress.

III. HEALTH AND ILLNESS BEHAVIOR.

6. Health Behavior.
7. Experiencing Illness and Disability.

IV. HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS.

8. Physicians and the Profession of Medicine.
9. Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians.
10. Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers.
11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
12. The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models.
13. Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician-Patient Relationship.

V. THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

14. The Health Care System of the United States.
15. Health Care Delivery.
16. The Social Implications of Health Care Technology.
17. Comparative Health Care Systems.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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