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The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness,9780205828838

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

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Summary

For Medical Sociology, Sociology of Health, and Sociology of Health and Illness courses taught at the junior/senior level in sociology and allied health departments. #xA0; Offers a student-friendly overview of the field of medical sociology. #xA0; This student-friendly text provides#xA0;an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology, offering solid coverage of traditional topics#xA0;while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. This text integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, and gender throughout.

Author Biography

Dr. Gregory L. Weiss is Professor of Sociology at Roanoke College where he teaches courses on medical sociology, ethics and medicine, Native Americans, and research methods.  He has led student study tours to Great Britain, Luxembourg, Australia, and to the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Dr. Weiss is author or co-author of three books and more than three dozen journal articles.  He works with a variety of local community organizations including a free health clinic and the SPCA.  Dr. Weiss has received teaching awards from Roanoke College, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning, and the Southern Sociological Society.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION

1. BRIEF

2. COMPREHENSIVE

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:   A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

Chapter 2:   The Development of Scientific Medicine  

Chapter 3:   Social Epidemiology  

Chapter 4:   Society, Disease, and Illness  

Chapter 5:   Social Stress  

Chapter 6:    Health Behavior

Chapter 7:   Experiencing Illness and Disability  

Chapter 8:   Physicians and the Profession of Medicine  

Chapter 9:   Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians 

Chapter 10: Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers  

Chapter 11: Complementary and Alternative Medicine 

Chapter 12: The Physician—Patient Relationship: Background and Models 

Chapter 13: Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician—Patient Relationship  

Chapter 14: The Health Care System of the United States 

Chapter 15: Health Care delivery  

Chapter 16: The Social Implications of Advanced Health Care Technology  

Chapter 17: Comparative Health Care Systems  

  

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Contents

Preface

 

Part I: Perspectives on the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

 

Chapter 1 A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

        Definition of Medical Sociology    

        Historical Development of Medical Sociology

        Sociology’s Contribution to Understanding Health, Healing, and Illness

        The Role of the Medical Sociologist in the Twenty-First Century

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Questions  

        References  

 

Chapter 2 The Development of Scientific Medicine  

        A Brief History of Medicine  

        Early Humans  

        The Egyptian Civilization  

        Greek and Roman Societies  

        The Medieval Era  

        Medicine in the Renaissance  

        Medicine from 1600 to 1900  

        The Ascendancy of Medical Authority in America  

        Perspectives on the Ascendancy of Medical Authority 

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Question  

        References  

 

Part II: The Influence of the Social Environment on Health and Illness

 

Chapter 3 Social Epidemiology  

        The Work of the Epidemiologist  

        The Epidemiological Transition  

        Life Expectancy and Mortality  

        Infant Mortality  

        Maternal Mortality  

        Morbidity  

        Disability  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Cases  

        References  

 

Chapter 4 Society, Disease, and Illness  

        The Social Etiology of Disease

        The Interrelationship of Proximate Risk Factors and Fundamental Causes: The Case of Developing Countries  

        The Influence of Genetic Transmission on Disease and Illness  

        Cardiovascular Diseases  

        Cancer  

        HIV/AIDS  

        Alzheimer’s Disease  

        Mental Illness  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References  

 

Chapter 5 Social Stress  

        Definition of Stress  

        Historical Development of the Stress Concept  

        A Model of Social Stress  

        Stressors  

        Appraisal of Stressors  

        Mediators of Stress: Coping and Social Support  

        Stress Outcomes  

        The Role of Social Class, Race, and Gender in Social Stress  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References  

 

Part III: Health and Illness behavior

 

Chapter 6 Health  Behavior   

        The Concept of Health

        Health Behavior  

        Describing Individual Health Behaviors  

        Explaining Health Behavior  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Cases  

        References  

 

CHAPTER 7 Experiencing Illness and Disability  

        Stages of Illness Experience  

        Stage 1: Symptom Experience  

        Stage 2: Assumption of the Sick Role; Illness as Deviance  

        Stage 3: Medical Care Contact/Self-Care  

        Stage 4: Dependent-Patient Role  

        Stage 5: Recovery and Rehabilitation 

        Experiencing Chronic Illness, Impairment, and Disability  

        Summary 

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Question  

        References  

 

Part IV: Health Care Practitioners and Their Relationship with Patients

 

Chapter 8 Physicians and the Profession of Medicine  

        The Profession of Medicine  

        The Social Control of Medicine 

        The Number, Composition, and Distribution of Physicians in the United States 

        Female Physicians  

        Physician Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction  

        Physician Impairment: Stresses and Strains of the Physician Role 

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References  

 

Chapter 9 Medical Education and the Socialization of Physicians 

        The History of Medical Education 

        Modern Medical Education  

        The Medical School Experience: Attitude and Value Acquisition 

        The Medical School Experience: Stress  

        The Medical School Experience: Career Choices 7

        Future Directions in U.S. Medical Education  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References  

 

Chapter 10 Nurses, Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners, and Allied Health Workers  

        Evolution of Nonphysician Health Care Practitioners 

        Nurses and the Field of Nursing 

        Mid-Level Health Care Practitioners 

        Allied Health Workers  

        The Health Care Team 

        Relationships among Health Care Workers 

        The Changing Environment among Health Care Workers 

        Summary 

        Health on the Internet 

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Question 

        References  

 

Chapter 11 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 

        The Meaning of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)  

        Scientific Medicine and Alternative Healing  

        Complementary and Alternative Healers  

        Chiropractic  

        Acupuncture 

        Spiritual Healing and Christian Science 

        Ethnic Folk Healing  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References 

 

Chapter 12 The Physician—Patient Relationship: Background and Models 

        Models of the Physician—Patient Relationship 

        Key Dimensions of the Physician—Patient Relationship 

        The Influence of Social Class, Race, and Symptomology on the Physician—Patient Relationship  

        The Influence of Gender on the Physician—Patient Relationship 

        Patient Satisfaction with Physicians 

        Patient Compliance with Medical Regimens  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References 

 

Chapter 13 Professional and Ethical Obligations of Physicians in the Physician—Patient Relationship  

        Truth-telling as an Issue  

        Confidentiality as an Issue  

        Obligation to Treat Patients with Highly Contagious Diseases  

        Summary 

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Cases  

        References  


Part V: The Health Care System

 

Chapter 14 The Health Care System of the United States 

        Rating the United States Health Care System  

        The United States Health Care System  

        The Financing of Health Care in the United States  

        Explanations for the High Cost of American Medicine  

        America’s Uninsured Population  

        Historical Efforts to Reform the Health Care System

        Health Care Reform of 2010

        Summary 

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References 

 

Chapter 15 Health Care delivery  

        Hospitals

        Freestanding Ambulatory and Surgical Sites

        Hospices   

        Home Health Care  

        Summary  

        Health Care on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case  

        References  

 

Chapter 16 The Social Implications of Advanced Health Care Technology  

        Societal Control of Technology

        Health Care Technology 

        The Right to Refuse or Demand Advanced Health Care Technology  

        Organ Donation and Transplantation 

        Assisted Procreation  

        Summary 

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Case 

        References  

 

Chapter 17 Comparative Health Care Systems  

        Major Influences on Health Care Systems  

        Health Care Services in Developing Countries  

        Types of Health Care Systems  

        China  

        Canada

        Great Britain

        Russia  

        Common Challenges to Health Care Systems Around the World  

        Summary  

        Health on the Internet  

        Key Concepts and Terms  

        Discussion Questions 

        References  

 

Photo Credits  

Name Index  

Subject Index 

 



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