Perspectives in Medical Sociology

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-20
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

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Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Presents a comprehensive collection of 38 articles on a broad range of research methods and data sources in medical sociology from perspectives of public health, medicine, epidemiology, political science, history, and anthropology. Includes poverty and ill health. For public health professionals. Previous edition: c2000. Softcover.

Table of Contents

The social context of health and illnessp. 1
Social inequality, health, and illnessp. 3
Poverty and ill health : physicians can, and should, make a differencep. 5
Race, SES, and health : the added effects of racism and discriminationp. 24
Women get sicker, but men die quicker : social epidemiologyp. 41
Limits of epidemiologyp. 62
Theories and perspectives on health and illnessp. 79
Naming and framing : the social construction of diagnosis and illnessp. 82
The shifting engines of medicalizationp. 104
Stress, coping, and social supportsp. 118
Place effects on healthp. 125
Environmental and occupational healthp. 139
Popular epidemiology and toxic waste contamination : lay and professional ways of knowingp. 141
Worker health and safety at the beginning of a new centuryp. 160
Being ill and getting carep. 171
Experiencing illness and seeking carep. 173
Pathways to the doctor - from person to patientp. 176
The genesis of chronic illness : narrative reconstructionp. 191
Experiences of illness and narrative understandingsp. 208
The medical management of femininity : women's experiences with silicone breast implantsp. 223
Illness and other assaults on self : the relative impact of HIV/AIDS on women's livesp. 243
The emergence of alternative medicinep. 261
Interaction negotiation, and trust between patients and providersp. 271
The social organization of illnessp. 273
Infantilization : the medical model of carep. 282
Concepts of trust among patients with serious illnessp. 292
Bioethics, experimentation, and new technologiesp. 307
The Tuskegee syphilis experimentp. 310
Transplantation and the medical commonsp. 321
The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural iconp. 336
Prenatal diagnosis in contextp. 352
Is it safe? - new ethics for reporting personal exposures to environmental chemicalsp. 363
The health-care systemp. 377
The health-care industryp. 379
Managed care : its origins and prospectsp. 382
Why the United States has no national health insurancep. 400
Pills, power, people : sociological understandings of the pharmaceutical industryp. 411
Institutional settingsp. 429
The rise of the modern hospitalp. 431
Antagonism and accommodation : interpreting the relationship between public health and medicine in the United States during the 20th centuryp. 445
The patient in the intensive care unitp. 459
Health-care providersp. 471
The growth of medical authorityp. 475
To listen, to recognizep. 483
The gender of carep. 490
Nurses' role : caring, professionalism, and subordinationp. 503
Health social movementsp. 517
Embodied health movements : new approaches to social movements in healthp. 521
Democracy, expertise, and AIDS treatment activismp. 539
Breast cancer in two regimes : the impact of social movements on illness experiencep. 555
Environmental justice organizing for environmental health : case study on asthma and diesel exhaust in Roxbury, Massachusettsp. 577
Annotated bibliography of journals in medical sociology and related areasp. 587
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