Medical Sociology

Paperback | April 22, 2015

byWilliam C. Cockerham

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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.

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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 mo...

William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds secondary appointments in medicine and public health and is recipient of the UAB Connors Prize in the History of Ideas and the Ireland Award fo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205896413

ISBN - 13:9780205896417

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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