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Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131928404

Cover of Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness 5TH 06 (ISBN 978-0131928404)
ISBN13: 978-0131928404
ISBN10: 0131928406
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness - 5TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131928404

Gregory Weiss and Lynne Lonnquist

ISBN13: 978-0131928404
ISBN10: 0131928406
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

For Medical Sociology, Sociology of Health, and Sociology of Health and Illness courses taught at the junior/senior level in sociology and allied health departments.

This student-friendly text provides an in-depth overview of the field and offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting the medical field.

New To This Edition

  • NEW--Thoroughly updated patterns, trends, and statistics.
    • Presents students with new material that reflects important changes in health care in society and important advancements in medical sociology.
  • NEW--Extended analysis of a wide range of topics-e.g., the SARS epidemic; the sociology of mental health; the multidimensional consideration of stressors; the increasing problem of obesity; and contributions of animals to human health.
    • Provides students with important findings in medical sociology research.

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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