Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology

Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology

by Steven E. Barkan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442235007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/18/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 721,927
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steven E. Barkan is professor of sociology at the University of Maine, where he teaches Health, Illness, and Society as well as a number of other courses. He is an award-winning textbook author, whose works include Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, Sixth Edition; Law and Society: An Introduction; Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World; Social Problems: Continuity and Change; and Discovering Society: Using MicroCase ExplorIt, Third Edition. Barkan is a past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and currently the president of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Sociology and the Study of Health and Health Care
CHAPTER 2 A Social History of Health and Medicine
CHAPTER 3 Health Behavior
CHAPTER 4 Illness Behavior and the Illness Experience
CHAPTER 5 Social Causes of Health and Health Problems
CHAPTER 6 Global Disparities in Health and Disease
CHAPTER 7 Medical School and the Training of Physicians
CHAPTER 8 Physicians and Their Interaction with Patients
CHAPTER 9 Other Health Care Providers: Conventional and Alternative
CHAPTER 10 Hospitals and Other Health Care Settings
CHAPTER 11 Health and Health Care in the World’s Wealthy Democracies
CHAPTER 12 The U.S. Health Care System
CHAPTER 13 Health Care Reform: Obamacare and Beyond

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