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Medical Sociology

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Edition:
11th
ISBN13:

9780131729247

ISBN10:
0131729241
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Medical Sociology, 10 th edition examines the classic and contemporary literature in medical sociology aimed at developing and understanding the most important issues and research questions asked today. The text contains boxes with illustrations of important points and websites thus providing further information about relevant health topics.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Medical Sociology
1(20)
The Development of Medical Sociology
2(5)
Defining Health
7(1)
Contrasting Ideas about Health and Social Behavior
8(5)
The Re-emergence of Infectious Diseases
13(6)
Summary
19(1)
Medical Sociology Internet Sites
19(2)
Epidemiology
21(21)
Epidemiological Measures
22(2)
The Development of Epidemiology
24(3)
The Complexity of Modern Ills: Heart Disease
27(3)
Disease and Modernization
30(2)
HIV/AIDS
32(8)
Summary
40(1)
Epidemiology Internet Sites
40(2)
The Social Demography of Health
42(33)
Age
42(3)
Gender
45(7)
Race
52(11)
Socioeconomic Status
63(10)
Summary
73(1)
Social Demography of Health Internet Sites
73(2)
Social Stress and Health
75(24)
Cooley, Thomas, and Goffman: Symbolic Interaction
76(2)
Durkheim: Functionalism
78(4)
Stress
82(2)
Social Factors and Stress
84(13)
Summary
97(1)
Social Stress Internet Sites
97(2)
Health Behavior and Lifestyles
99(21)
Health Lifestyles
100(15)
Preventive Care
115(3)
Summary
118(1)
Health Behavior and Lifestyles Internet Sites
119(1)
Illness Behavior
120(23)
Self-Care
121(1)
Sociodemographic Variables
122(14)
Recognizing and Coping with Illness Symptoms
136(5)
Summary and Conclusion
141(1)
Illness Behavior Internet Sites
141(2)
The Sick Role
143(27)
Illness as Deviance
143(3)
The Functionalist Approach to Deviance
146(1)
The Sick Role
147(6)
Medicalization
153(2)
Criticism of the Sick Role
155(6)
Labeling Theory
161(3)
Sickness as Social Deviance?
164(1)
Being Sick and Disabled
165(2)
Stigma
167(1)
Summary
168(1)
The Sick Role Internet Sites
169(1)
Healing Options
170(18)
Osteopaths
170(1)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
171(2)
Chiropractors
173(1)
Faith Healers
174(5)
Folk Healers
179(7)
Summary
186(1)
Healing Options Internet Sites
187(1)
Physicians
188(23)
The Professionalization of the Physician
188(8)
The Socialization of the Physician
196(8)
The Power Structure of American Medicine
204(5)
Summary
209(1)
Physicians Internet Sites
209(2)
Doctor-Patient Interaction
211(23)
Models of Interaction
212(4)
Misunderstandings in Communication
216(2)
Communication and Class Background
218(1)
Male Physicians and Women Patients
219(1)
Women Physicians
220(3)
Cultural Differences in Communication
223(2)
Patient Compliance
225(1)
The Future of Doctor-Patient Relations
225(2)
Doctor-Patient Relations and New Technology
227(2)
The New Genetics
229(3)
Summary
232(1)
Doctor-Patient Interaction Internet Sites
232(2)
The Physician in a Changing Society
234(17)
Social Control of Medical Practice
236(4)
Countervailing Power
240(1)
Government Regulation
241(1)
Managed Care
242(1)
The Coming of the Corporation
243(3)
The Changing Physician--Patient Relationship
246(1)
The Deprofessionalization of Physicians
247(1)
The Evolution of the Organization of Medical Practice
248(1)
Summary
249(1)
The Physician in a Changing Society Internet Sites
250(1)
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives
251(20)
Nursing: Past and Present
252(11)
Nursing: Future Trends
263(2)
Physician Assistants
265(1)
Pharmacists
266(1)
Midwives
267(2)
Summary
269(1)
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives Internet Sites
269(2)
The Hospital in Society
271(23)
The Development of the Hospital as a Social Institution
272(4)
Hospitals in the United States
276(2)
The Organization of the Nonprofit Community Hospital
278(7)
The Hospital-Patient Role
285(4)
The Rising Cost of Hospitalization
289(3)
Summary
292(1)
Hospitals Internet Sites
292(2)
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States
294(27)
Rising Costs
295(6)
Equity in Health Services
301(1)
Distribution of Services
302(2)
Overview of Health Care Delivery
304(4)
Social Legislation in Health Care
308(4)
Health Reform
312(4)
Health Care: A Right or a Privilege?
316(3)
Summary and Conclusion
319(1)
Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States Internet Sites
319(2)
Health Care in Developed Countries
321(29)
Socialized Medicine: Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden
325(13)
Decentralized National Health Programs: Japan, Germany, and France
338(9)
Conclusion
347(2)
Health Care in Developed Countries Internet Sites
349(1)
Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries
350(25)
Socialist Medicine: Alterations in Russia, Poland, and China
350(12)
Socialized Medicine: Saudi Arabia and Kenya
362(5)
Decentralized National Health: Mexico
367(2)
Fee-for-Service: South Africa
369(3)
Conclusion
372(1)
Health Care in Former Socialist, Socialist, and Developing Countries Internet Sites
373(2)
References 375(30)
Photo Credits 405(2)
Name Index 407(6)
Subject Index 413


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