Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

ISBN-10: 0205828833
ISBN-13: 9780205828838
Edition: 7th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $129.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

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. #xA0; Offers a student-friendly overview of the field of medical sociology. #xA0; This student-friendly text provides#xA0;an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology, offering solid coverage of traditional topics#xA0;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.

In This Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness
The Development of Scientific Medicine
Social Epidemiology
Society, Disease, and Illness
Social Stress
Health Behavior
Experiencing Illness and Disability
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 of the United States
Health Care delivery
The Social Implications of Advanced Health Care Technology
Comparative Health Care Systems
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Contents
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 Questions
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 Cases
References
Society, Disease, and Illness
The Social Etiology of Disease
The Interrelationship of Proximate Risk Factors and Fundamental Causes: 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
Stage 1: Symptom Experience
Stage 2: Assumption of the Sick Role; Illness as Deviance
Stage 3: Medical Care Contact/Self-Care
Stage 4: Dependent-Patient Role
Stage 5: 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 Patients with Highly Contagious Diseases
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
The Financing of Health Care in the United States
Explanations for the High Cost of American Medicine
America's Uninsured Population
Historical Efforts to Reform the Health Care System
Health Care Reform of 2010
Summary
Health on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
Health Care delivery
Hospitals
Freestanding Ambulatory and Surgical Sites
Hospices
Home Health Care
Summary
Health Care on the Internet
Key Concepts and Terms
Discussion Case
References
The Social Implications of Advanced Health Care Technology
Societal Control of 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 Countries
Types of Health Care Systems
China
Canada
Great Britain
Russia
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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