The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care A Critical Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-18
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH presents a comprehensive overview that examines health and illness in a narrative style, engaging readers and challenging them to question previously held beliefs about health, illness, and health care.

Table of Contents

Social Factors and Illness
The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care
The Social Sources of Illness
The Social Distribution of Illness in the United States
Illness and Death in Developing Nations
The Meaning and Experience of Illness
The Social Meanings of Illness
The Experience of Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic Illness
The Sociology of Mental Illness
Health Care Systems, Settings, and Technologies
Health Care in the United States
Health Care in Other Countries
Health Care Settings and Technologies
Health Care Providers and Bioethics
The Profession of Medicine
Other Mainstream and Alternative Health Care Providers
Issues in Bioethics
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