Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

ISBN-10: 0131928406
ISBN-13: 9780131928404
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
List price: $84.80
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Book details

List price: $84.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pearson Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This reader-friendly book reflects important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology - providing an 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. Analysis of a wide range of current issues includes 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. For individuals interested in an overview of the health care system in the United States.

Perspectives on the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
The Development of Scientific Medicine
The Influence of the Social Environment on Health and Illness
Social Epidemiology
Society, Disease, and Illness
Social Stress
Health and Illness Behavior
Health Behavior
Experiencing Illness and Disability
Health Care Practitioners and Their Relationships with Patients
Physicians and the Profession of Medicine
Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians
Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models
Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician-Patient Relationship
The Health Care System
The Health Care System of the United States
Health Care Delivery
The Social Implications of Health Care Technology
Comparative Health Care Systems
Name Index
Subject Index

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