Readings in Medical Sociology

ISBN-10: 0130274534

ISBN-13: 9780130274533

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: William C. Cockerham, Michael Glasser

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This comprehensive anthology offers current readings by leading, medical sociologists and their colleagues in other fields, reflecting the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, and research affecting the field today. The diverse assortment of articles presents research findings and critical discussions that define the interests of medical sociologists, health practitioners, and policy makers. Focuses on the broad areas of: EPIDEMIOLOGY; SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH; SOCIAL STRESS; HEALTH BEHAVIOR; ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND THE SICK ROLE; HEALING OPTIONS; DOCTOR-PATIENT INTERACTION; PHYSICIANS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY; NURSES; HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES; and HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN SELECTED COUNTRIES. For anyone involved in social work, medicine, nursing, and various health related professions.
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List price: $121.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Disease
Social Demography of Health
The Links between Education and Health
Social Stress
Stress, Coping, and Social Support-Processes: Where Are We? What Next?
Health Behavior
Sex Stratification and Health Lifestyle: Consequences for Men's and Women's Perceived Health
Illness Behavior and the Sick Role
The Aesthetics of Illness: Narrative, Horror, and the Sublime
Reconsidering the Status of Anorexia Nervosa as a Western Culture-Bound Syndrome
The Missing Voice of the Critically Ill: A Medical Sociologist's First-Person Account
Healing Options
Religion, Health, and Nonphysical Senses of Self
"Jesus Will Fix It after Awhile": Meanings and Health
Doctor-Patient Interaction
Watching Brian Die: The Rhetoric and Reality of Informed Consent
Physician Satisfaction in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of Challenges to Professional Autonomy, Authority, and Dominance
Doctor in the House: The Internet as a Source of Lay Health Knowledge and the Challenge to Expertise
Physicians in a Changing Society
Professional Dynamics and the Changing Nature of Medical Work
Gender and the Body of Medicine or at Least Some Body Parts: (Re)Constructing the Prestige Hierarchy of Medical Specialties
Women in a Women's Job: The Gendered Experience of Nurses
Health Care Delivery in the United States
Playing by the Rules and Losing: Health Insurance and the Working Poor
Whatever Happened to the Health Insurance Crisis in the United States? Voices from a National Survey
Health Care in Selected Countries
Update on Health Care in Canada: What's Right, What's Wrong, What's Left
The Americanization of the British National Health Service
The Social Determinants of the Decline of Life Expectancy in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Lifestyle Explanation
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