The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness (6th Edition)

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9780132448352: The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness (6th 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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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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