Perspectives in Medical Sociology

ISBN-10: 157766518X
ISBN-13: 9781577665182
Edition: 4th 2008
Authors: Phil Brown
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 593
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

The social context of health and illness
Social inequality, health, and illness
Poverty and ill health : physicians can, and should, make a difference
Race, SES, and health : the added effects of racism and discrimination
Women get sicker, but men die quicker : social epidemiology
Limits of epidemiology
Theories and perspectives on health and illness
Naming and framing : the social construction of diagnosis and illness
The shifting engines of medicalization
Stress, coping, and social supports
Place effects on health
Environmental and occupational health
Popular epidemiology and toxic waste contamination : lay and professional ways of knowing
Worker health and safety at the beginning of a new century
Being ill and getting care
Experiencing illness and seeking care
Pathways to the doctor - from person to patient
The genesis of chronic illness : narrative reconstruction
Experiences of illness and narrative understandings
The medical management of femininity : women's experiences with silicone breast implants
Illness and other assaults on self : the relative impact of HIV/AIDS on women's lives
The emergence of alternative medicine
Interaction negotiation, and trust between patients and providers
The social organization of illness
Infantilization : the medical model of care
Concepts of trust among patients with serious illness
Bioethics, experimentation, and new technologies
The Tuskegee syphilis experiment
Transplantation and the medical commons
The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon
Prenatal diagnosis in context
Is it safe? - new ethics for reporting personal exposures to environmental chemicals
The health-care system
The health-care industry
Managed care : its origins and prospects
Why the United States has no national health insurance
Pills, power, people : sociological understandings of the pharmaceutical industry
Institutional settings
The rise of the modern hospital
Antagonism and accommodation : interpreting the relationship between public health and medicine in the United States during the 20th century
The patient in the intensive care unit
Health-care providers
The growth of medical authority
To listen, to recognize
The gender of care
Nurses' role : caring, professionalism, and subordination
Health social movements
Embodied health movements : new approaches to social movements in health
Democracy, expertise, and AIDS treatment activism
Breast cancer in two regimes : the impact of social movements on illness experience
Environmental justice organizing for environmental health : case study on asthma and diesel exhaust in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Annotated bibliography of journals in medical sociology and related areas

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