Sociology of Health and Illness

ISBN-10: 142920558X

ISBN-13: 9781429205580

Edition: 8th 2009

Authors: Peter Conrad
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Book details

List price: $77.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Annemarie Goldstein Jutel is the director of research at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Preface
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
The Social Production of Disease and Illness
The Social Nature of Disease
Medical Measures and the Decline of Mortality
Who Gets Sick? The Unequal Social Distribution of Disease
Social Class, Susceptibility, and Sickness
Excess Mortality in Harlem
Gender Differences in Mortality: Causes and Variation in Different Societies
Disease and Disadvantage in the United States and in England
Our Sickening Social and Physical Environments
Popular Epidemiology: Community Response to Toxic Waste-Induced Disease
Social Relationships and Health
Dying Alone: The Social Production of Urban Isolation
Health Inequalities: Relative or Absolute Material Standards?
The Social and Cultural Meanings of Illness
Anorexia Nervosa in Context
AIDS and Stigma
Whose Deaths Matter? Mortality, Advocacy, and Attention to Disease in the Mass Media
The Experience of Illness
Self-Help Literature and the Making of an Illness Identity: The Case of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)
The Meaning of Medications: Another Look at Compliance
The Remission Society
The Social Organization of Medical Care
The Rise and Fall of the Dominance of Medicine
Professionalization, Monopoly, and the Structure of Medical Practice
Notes on the Decline of Midwives and the Rise of Medical Obstetricians
The End of the Golden Age of Doctoring
Countervailing Power: The Changing Character of the Medical Profession in the United States
Other Practitioners In and Out of Medicine
A Caring Dilemma: Womanhood and Nursing in Historical Perspective
From Quackery to 'Complementary' Medicine: The American Medical Profession Confronts Alternative Therapies
Medical Industries
The Health Care Industry: Where Is It taking Us?
The 'Pinking' of Viagra Culture: Drug Industry Efforts to Create and Repackage Sex Drugs for Women
Financing Medical Care
Why the United States Has No National Health Insurance: Stakeholder Mobilization Against the Welfare State, 1945-1996
Paying for Health Care
Doctoring as a Business: Money, Markets, and Managed Care
System Failure: The Uninsured
Uninsured in America
Young, Sick, and Part-Time: The Vulnerability of Youth and the New American Job Market
Medicine in Practice
The Struggle Between the Voice of Medicine and the Voice of the Lifeworld
Social Death as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The Language of Case Presentation
'Choosing Later' about Dialysis Treatment Near the End of Life
Dilemmas of Medical Technology
The Artificial Heart: How Close Are We and Do We Want to Get There?
Issues in the Application of High Cost Medical Technology: The Case of Organ Transplantation
A Mirage of Genes
Contemporary Critical Debates
The Relevance of Risk
The Prevalence of Risk Factors Among Women in the United States
Risk as a Moral Danger: The Social and Political Functions of Risk Discourse in Public Health
The Medicalization of American Society
Medicine as an Institution of Social Control
The Shifting Engines of Medicalization
Rationing Medical Care
Rationing Medical Progress: The Way to Affordable Health Care
The Trouble with Rationing
Toward Alternatives in Health Care
Community Initiatives
Politicizing Health Care
Helping Ourselves: The Limits and Potential of Self-Help
Illness and Internet Empowerment: Writing and Reading Breast Cancer in Cyberspace
Comparative Health Polices
Comparative Models of 'Health Care' Systems
Health Care Reform: Lessons from Canada
The British National Health Service: Continuity and Change
Prevention, Movements, and Social Change
A Case of Refocusing Upstream: The Political Economy of Illness
Embodied Health Movements: New Approaches to Social Movements in Health
Credits
Index
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