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Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness - 4th edition

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780130981370

ISBN10: 0130981370

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist - ISBN 9780130981370
Edition: 4TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist - ISBN 9780130981370

ISBN13: 9780130981370

ISBN10: 0130981370

Edition: 4TH 03

Summary

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.

Author Bio

Weiss, Gregory L. : Roanoke College


Lonnquist, Lynne E. : Mary Baldwin College

Table of Contents

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.