Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

ISBN-10: 0132448351

ISBN-13: 9780132448352

Edition: 6th 2009

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The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illnessis a comprehensive medical sociology textbook that covers traditional topics in medical sociology, while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. This text integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, and gender throughout.
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Book details

List price: $104.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Perspectives on the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
Definition of Medical Sociology
Historical Development of Medical Sociology
Sociology's Contribution to Understanding Health, Healing, and Illness
The Role of the Medical Sociologist in the Twenty-First Century
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Question
References
The Development of Scientific Medicine
A Brief History of Medicine
Early Humans
The Egyptian Civilization
Greek and Roman Societies
The Medieval Era
Medicine in the Renaissance
Medicine from 1600 to 1900
The Ascendancy of Medical Authority in America
Perspectives on the Ascendancy of Medical Authority
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Question
References
The Influence of the Social Environment on Health and Illness
Social Epidemiology
The Work of the Epidemiologist
The Epidemiological Transition
Life Expectancy and Mortality
Infant Mortality
Maternal Mortality
Morbidity
Disability
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Society, Disease, and Illness
The Interrelationship of Fundamental Causes and Proximate Risk Factors: The Case of Developing Countries
The Influence of Genetic Transmission on Disease and Illness
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cancer
HIV/AIDS
Alzheimer's Disease
Mental Illness
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Social Stress
Definition of Stress
Historical Development of the Stress Concept
A Model of Social Stress
Stressors
Appraisal of Stressors
Mediators of Stress: Coping and Social Support
Stress Outcomes
The Role of Social Class, Race, and Gender in Social Stress
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Health and Illness behavior
Health Behavior
The Concept of Health
Health Behavior
Describing Individual Health Behaviors
Explaining Health Behavior
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Cases
References
Experiencing Illness and Disability
Stages of Illness Experience
Symptom Experience
Assumption of the Sick Role; Illness as Deviance
Medical Care Contact/Self-Care
Dependent-Patient Role
Recovery and Rehabilitation
Experiencing Chronic Illness, Impairment, and Disability
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Question
References
Health Care Practitioners and Their Relationship with Patients
Physicians and the Profession of Medicine
The Profession of Medicine
The Social Control of Medicine
The Number, Composition, and Distribution of Physicians in the United States
Female Physicians
Physician Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction
Physician Impairment: Stresses and Strains of the Physician Role
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians
The History of Medical Education
Modern Medical Education
The Medical School Experience: Attitude and Value Acquisition
The Medical School Experience: Stress
The Medical School Experience: Career Choices
Future Directions in U.S. Medical Education
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers
Evolution of Nonphysician Health Care Practitioners
Nurses and the Field of Nursing
Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners
Allied Health Workers
The Health Care Team
Relationships among Health Care Workers
The Changing Environment among Health Care Workers
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Question
References
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Meaning of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Scientific Medicine and Alternative Healing
Complementary and Alternative Healers
Chiropractic
Acupuncture
Spiritual Healing and Christian Science
Ethnic Folk Healing
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models
Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship
Key Dimensions of the Physician-Patient Relationship
The Influence of Social Class, Race, and Symptomology on the Physician-Patient Relationship
The Influence of Gender on the Physician-Patient Relationship
Patient Satisfaction with Physicians
Patient Compliance with Medical Regimens
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician-Patient Relationship
Truth-telling as an Issue
Confidentiality as an Issue
Obligation to Treat AIDS Patients
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Cases
References
The Health Care System
The Health Care System of the United States
Rating the United States Health Care System
The United States Health Care System
Health Care Expenditures
Explanations for Rapidly Increasing Health Care Costs
America's Uninsured Population
Cost Containment: Limited Prospective Budgeting, Rationing, and Managed Care
The Politics of Health Care Reform
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Cases
References
Health Care Delivery
The Emergence of Freestanding Ambulatory Care Sites
The Flourishing of Managed Care Systems: HMOs and PPOs
Emergence of the Modern Hospital
Home Health Care
Summary
Health Care on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
The Social Implications of Advanced Health Care Technology
Health Care Technology
The Right to Refuse or Demand Advanced Health Care Technology
Organ Donation and Transplantation
Assisted Procreation
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Comparative Health Care Systems
Major Influences on Health Care Systems
Health Care Services in Developing and Industrialized Countries
Types of Health Care Systems
China
Russia
Canada
Great Britain
Common Challenges to Health Care Systems Around the World
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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