Medical Sociology

ISBN-10: 0131729241
ISBN-13: 9780131729247
Edition: 10th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $89.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Medical Sociology, 10 th edition examines the classic and contemporary literature in medical sociology aimed at developing and understanding the most important issues and research questions asked today.nbsp; The text contains boxes with illustrations of important points and websites thus providing further information about relevant health topics.

Preface
Medical Sociology
The Development of Medical Sociology
Defining Health
Contrasting Ideas about Health and Social Behavior
The Re-emergence of Infectious Diseases
Summary
Medical Sociology Internet Sites
Epidemiology
Epidemiological Measures
The Development of Epidemiology
The Complexity of Modern Ills: Heart Disease
Disease and Modernization
HIV/AIDS
Summary
Epidemiology Internet Sites
The Social Demography of Health
Age
Gender
Race
Socioeconomic Status
Summary
Social Demography of Health Internet Sites
Social Stress and Health
Cooley, Thomas, and Goffman: Symbolic Interaction
Durkheim: Functionalism
Stress
Social Factors and Stress
Summary
Social Stress Internet Sites
Health Behavior and Lifestyles
Health Lifestyles
Preventive Care
Summary
Health Behavior and Lifestyles Internet Sites
Illness Behavior
Self-Care
Sociodemographic Variables
Recognizing and Coping with Illness Symptoms
Summary and Conclusion
Illness Behavior Internet Sites
The Sick Role
Illness as Deviance
The Functionalist Approach to Deviance
The Sick Role
Medicalization
Criticism of the Sick Role
Labeling Theory
Sickness as Social Deviance?
Being Sick and Disabled
Stigma
Summary
The Sick Role Internet Sites
Healing Options
Osteopaths
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Chiropractors
Faith Healers
Folk Healers
Summary
Healing Options Internet Sites
Physicians
The Professionalization of the Physician
The Socialization of the Physician
The Power Structure of American Medicine
Summary
Physicians Internet Sites
Doctor-Patient Interaction
Models of Interaction
Misunderstandings in Communication
Communication and Class Background
Male Physicians and Women Patients
Women Physicians
Cultural Differences in Communication
Patient Compliance
The Future of Doctor-Patient Relations
Doctor-Patient Relations and New Technology
The New Genetics
Summary
Doctor-Patient Interaction Internet Sites
The Physician in a Changing Society
Social Control of Medical Practice
Countervailing Power
Government Regulation
Managed Care
The Coming of the Corporation
The Changing Physician-Patient Relationship
The Deprofessionalization of Physicians
The Evolution of the Organization of Medical Practice
Summary
The Physician in a Changing Society Internet Sites
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives
Nursing: Past and Present
Nursing: Future Trends
Physician Assistants
Pharmacists
Midwives
Summary
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives Internet Sites
The Hospital in Society
The Development of the Hospital as a Social Institution
Hospitals in the United States
The Organization of the Nonprofit Community Hospital
The Hospital-Patient Role
The Rising Cost of Hospitalization
Summary
Hospitals Internet Sites
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States
Rising Costs
Equity in Health Services
Distribution of Services
Overview of Health Care Delivery
Social Legislation in Health Care
Health Reform
Health Care: A Right or a Privilege?
Summary and Conclusion
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States Internet Sites
Health Care in Developed Countries
Socialized Medicine: Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden
Decentralized National Health Programs: Japan, Germany, and France
Conclusion
Health Care in Developed Countries Internet Sites
Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries
Socialist Medicine: Alterations in Russia, Poland, and China
Socialized Medicine: Saudi Arabia and Kenya
Decentralized National Health: Mexico
Fee-for-Service: South Africa
Conclusion
Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries Internet Sites
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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