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.
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