Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, The (5th Edition)

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9780131928404: Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, The (5th Edition)

This reader-friendly book reflects important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology - providing an 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. Analysis of a wide range of current issues includes the SARS epidemic, the sociology of mental health, the multidimensional consideration of stressors, the increasing problem of obesity, and contributions of animals to human health. For individuals interested in an overview of the health care system in the United States.

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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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Key Benefit: Updated to reflect important changes in health care in society and significant advancements in medical sociology, this user-friendly book 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 new issues and current public policy debates effecting this dynamic area of study today. Key Topics: Contains extensive coverage of vitally important and traditional subjects in medical sociology, such as medical ethics issues, 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, and changes in the health care system. Market: For health care professionals.

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