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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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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


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ISBN-13: 9781317344025
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: June, 2014
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 178.00 x 246.00 x 13.00

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