Medical Sociology

ISBN-10: 0205806449

ISBN-13: 9780205806447

Edition: 12th 2012

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For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses in Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. Offers a comprehensive overview of the most current issues in medical sociology. The standard text in the field, this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings. It contains first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers.  It is based on a worldwide review of the literature and provides the most recent health statistics, data, and studies available while identifying the most important trends and issues. Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205806449 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205806447
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Book details

List price: $109.67
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Medical Sociology
Epidemiology
Social Demography of Health: Social Class
the Social Demography of Health: Gender, Age, and Race
Social Stress and Health
Health Behavior and Lifestyles
Illness Behavior
the Sick Role
Doctor-Patient Interaction
Healing Options
Physicians
the Physician in a Changing Society
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives
the Hospital in Society
Health Care REFORM and Social Policy in the United States
Global Health Care
Preface
Introduction
Medical Sociology the Development of Medical Sociology
Defining Health
Contrasting Ideas about Health and Social behavior the Re-emergence of Infectious Diseases
Bioethics
Summary
Suggested Reading
Medical Sociology Internet Sites
Epidemiology
Epidemiological Measures
the Development of Epidemiology
Disease and Modernization
the Complexity of Modern Ills: Heart Disease
Pandemics: HIV/AIDS and Influenza
Summary
Suggested Reading
Epidemiology Internet Sites
Social Demography of Health: Social Class
the Components of Social Class
Modern Diseases and the Poor
Equality of Care and the Social Gradient in Mortality: the British Experience
Neighborhood Disadvantage
SES as a Fundamental Cause of Sickness and Mortality
Summary
Suggested Reading
Social Class and Health Internet Sites
the Social Demography of Health: Gender, Age, and Race
Gender
Age
Race
Summary
Suggested Reading
Social Demography of Health: Gender, Age, and Race Internet Sites
Health and Illness
Social Stress and Health
Cooley, Thomas, and Goffman: Symbolic Interaction
Durkheim: Functionalism
Stress
Social Factors and Stress
Life Changes
Summary
Suggested Reading
Social Stress Internet Sites
Health Behavior and Lifestyles
Health Lifestyles
Preventive Care
Summary
Suggested Reading
Health Behavior and Lifestyles Internet Sites
Illness Behavior
Self-Care
Sociodemographic Variables
Recognizing and Coping with Illness Symptoms
Summary and Conclusion
Suggested Reading
Illness Behavior Internet Sites
Seeking Health Care
the Sick Role
Illness as Deviance
the Functionalist Approach to Deviance
the Sick Role
Medicalization
Criticism of the Sick Role
Labeling Theory
Sickness as Social Deviance?
Being Sick and Disabled
Stigma
Summary
Suggested Reading
the Sick Role Internet Sites
Doctor-Patient Interaction
Models of Interaction
Misunderstandings in Communication
Communication and Class Background
Male Physicians and Women Patients
Women Physicians
Cultural Differences in Communication
Patient Compliance
the Future of Doctor-Patient Relations
Doctor-Patient Relations and New Technology
the New Genetics
Summary
Suggested Reading
Doctor-Patient Interaction Internet Sites
Healing Options
Osteopaths
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Chiropractors
Faith Healing and Religion
Folk Healing
Summary
Suggested Reading
Healing Options Internet Sites
Providing Health Care
Physicians
the Professionalization of the Physician
the Socialization of the Physician
the Power Structure of American Medicine
Summary
Suggested Reading
Physicians Internet Sites
the Physician in a Changing Society
Social Control of Medical Practice
Countervailing Power
Government Regulation
Managed Care
the Coming of the Corporation
the Changing Physician-Patient Relationship
the Deprofessionalization of Physicians
the Evolution of the Organization of Medical Practice
Summary
Suggested Reading
the Physician in a Changing Society Internet Sites
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives
Nursing: Past and Present
Nursing: Future Trends
Physician Assistants
Pharmacists
Midwives
Summary
Suggested Reading
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives Internet Sites
the Hospital in Society
the Development of the Hospital as a Social Institution
Hospitals in the United States
the Organization of the Nonprofit Community Hospital
the Hospital-Patient Role
the Rising Cost of Hospitalization
Summary
Suggested Reading
Hospitals Internet Sites
Health Care Delivery Systems
Health Care REFORM and Social Policy in the United States
Rising Costs
the Road to Health reform
Equity in Health Services
Distribution of Services
Overview of Health Care Delivery
Health Care: A Right or a Privilege?
Summary and Conclusion
Suggested Reading
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States Internet Sites
Global Health Care
Socialized Medicine: Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden
Decentralized National Health Programs: Japan, Germany, and Mexico
Socialist Medicine: Alterations in Russia and China
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
Health Care in Other Countries Internet Sites
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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