Sociology Of Health, Healing, And Illness

Paperback | June 3, 2014

byGregory L. Weiss, Lynne E. Lonnquist

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A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. Readers will emerge with an understanding of the health care system in the United States as well as the changes that are taking place with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act.

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A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current is...

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 an...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.1 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780133803877

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In this Section:  1. Brief Table of Contents  2. Full Table of Contents  1. Brief Table of Contents:  Part I:  Perspectives on the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness  Chapter 1:  A Brief Introduction to the Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness  Chapter 2:  The Development of Scientific Medicine  Part II: The Influence of the Social Environment on Health and Illness  Chapter 3:  Social Epidemiology  Chapter 4:  Society, Disease, and Illness  Chapter 5:  Social Stress  Part III:  Health and Illness Behavior  Chapter 6:  Health Behavior  Chapter 7:  Experiencing Illness and Disability  Part IV: Health Care Practitioners and Their Relationship with Patients  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  Part V:  The Health Care System  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  2. Full Table of Contents  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  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  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  Chapter 4:  Society, Disease, and Illness  The Social Etiology of Disease  The Interrelationship of Proximate Risk Factors and Fundamental Causes: The Case of Develop-ing Countries  The Influence of Genetic Transmission on Disease and Illness  Cardiovascular Diseases  Cancer  HIV/AIDS  Alzheimer's Disease  Mental Illness  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, Sexual Orientation, and Gender in Social Stress  Part III:  Health and Illness Behavior  Chapter 6:  Health Behavior  The Concept of Health  Health Behavior  Describing Individual Health Behaviors  Explaining Health Behavior  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  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  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  Future Directions in U.S. Medical Education  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  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  Chapter 12:  The Physician-Patient Relationship: Background and Models  Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship  Key Dimensions of the Physician-Patient Relationship  The Current Move to Patient-Centered Care  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  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  Part V:  The Health Care System  Chapter 14:  The Health Care System of the United States  Rating the U. S. Health Care System  The U. S. 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: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  Chapter 15:  Health Care Delivery  Hospitals  Freestanding Ambulatory and Surgical Sites  Nursing Homes  Hospices  Home Health Care  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  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