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Medical Sociology


Medical Sociology
  • Author : William C. Cockerham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781317346487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology


Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
  • Author : Jonathan Gabe
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2013-03-22
  • ISBN : 9781446290835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Fills an important gap in medical sociology. In an era of information overload, busy scholars and students will appreciate these accessible introductions to the field's key concepts." - Alan Petersen, Monash University "A handbook for any student to have by their side as they embark on any course exploring the sociology of health, medicine and disease." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk "A really useful collection of concise, accessible and informative mini essays on a range of medical concepts and conceptualisations. The book is ideal for students, including those following health professional courses, and for more seasoned academics and scholars. A very handy volume." - Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lincoln University How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework? Medical sociology is a dynamic and complex field of study, comprising many concepts which students sometimes find difficult to grasp. This title manages to successfully elucidate this conceptual terrain. The text systematically explains the key concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception and which have shaped the field as it exists today. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition: Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology Includes new relevant entries as well as classic concepts Begins each entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses Offers further reading guidance for independent learning Draws on international literature and examples. This title has proved hugely popular among students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to find an easily accessible, yet critical and thoughtful, information source about the building blocks of medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness.

Handbook of Medical Sociology Sixth Edition


Handbook of Medical Sociology  Sixth Edition
  • Author : Chloe E. Bird
  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780826517227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include: --social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital --disability --dying and "the right to die" --health disparities --the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry --the internet --evidence-based medicine and quality of care --health social movements --genetics --religion, spirituality, and health

Regulating Bodies


Regulating Bodies
  • Author : Professor Bryan S Turner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781134914029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously.

Medical Sociology The nature of medical sociology


Medical Sociology  The nature of medical sociology
  • Author : Graham Scambler
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 0415317800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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