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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
A comprehensive overview of the most current issues in medical sociology The standard text in the field, Medical Sociology presents the discipline’s most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings. To draw students into the course, author Dr. William Cockerham integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. The Thirteenth Edition addresses the current changes stemming from health care reform in the United States, and other issues that reflect the focus of the field today.
William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Co-Director of the UAB Center for Social Medicine and holds secondary appointments in medicine and public health. He is the recipient of the UAB Connors Prize in the History of Ideas and the Ireland Award for Distinguished Scholarship. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and is on the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Review. Dr. Cockerham has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and is author or editor of fourteen books. His most recent books published by Pearson include Medical Sociology, Thirteenth Edition (2015) and The Sociology of Mental Disorder, Eighth Edition (2010).
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Medical Sociology 2. Epidemiology 3. The Social Demography of Health: Social Class 4. The Social Demography of Health: Gender, Age, and Race
PART II: HEALTH AND ILLNESS 5. Social Stress and Health 6. Health Behavior And Lifestyles 7. Illness Behavior
PART III: SEEKING HEALTH CARE 8. The Sick Role 9. Doctor—Patient Interaction
PART IV: PROVIDING HEALTH CARE 10. Physicians 11. The Physician in a Changing Society 12. Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives 13. Healing Options
PART V: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS 14. The Hospital in Society 15. Health Care Reform and Health Policy in the United States 16. Global Health Care