The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness (3rd Edition)

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9780130999283: The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness (3rd Edition)

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness is a comprehensive medical sociology textbook that covers traditional topics in medical sociology, while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. This text integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, and gender throughout.

 

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Updated to reflect important changes in health care in society and significant advancements in medical sociology, this student-friendly text continues to provide a readable, interesting, and in-depth overview of the field, offering solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study today.

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Designed to reflect important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology, this student-friendly text provides a readable, interesting, and in-depth overview of the field. It offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study. Coverage examines issues such as giving clean needles to drug users; gender-based and sexual harassment of female physicians; legalizing medical marijuana; the dumping of patients by hospitals; medicine and the Internet; the profession of medicine; socialization of physicians; illness behavior; AIDS and Alzheimer's disease; social stress; health behaviors; alternative healers and alternative healing practices; the physician-patient relationship; the history of medicine; the role of technology in health care; changes in the health care system; health care financing; for-profit medicine; managed care programs; doctor-assisted suicide; organ donation policy; surrogate motherhood; physician truth-telling and confidentiality; the obligation to treat AIDS patients; recruiting physicians to underserved areas; the responsibility of parents for health care for their children; and the responsibility of employers for employee-related stress. For those interested in or practicing medicine, nursing, pharmacology, public health, and ancillary health.

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