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

Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness (ISBN10: 0131928406; ISBN13: 9780131928404)
ISBN13: 978-0131928404
ISBN10: 0131928406

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
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  • 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.
...show more
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.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No

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