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Sociology as Applied to Medicine Graham Scambler

Sociology as Applied to Medicine By Graham Scambler

Sociology as Applied to Medicine by Graham Scambler


$20.89
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Summary

Suitable for medical students and health professionals, this book introduces them to the social context of health and illness.

Sociology as Applied to Medicine Summary

Sociology as Applied to Medicine by Graham Scambler

This is the sixth edition of an established and highly successful introduction to sociology for medical students and health professionals of all kinds. It will also be of value for sociology students. Sociology as Applied to Medicine introduces students to the social context of health and illness in an understandable and accessible way - a number of reviewers have commented on its lucid and jargon-free text. The curriculum in medical schools now lays more emphasis than in the past on the social context of medicine, making this book even more indispensable. A concise and jargon-free introduction to medical sociology - accessible and readable for medical students with little time to devote to this subject. Practical emphasis on essential social issues: the doctor-patient relationship, social class, ethnic minority groups and organization of health services. Attractive two-colour page design with boxed summaries. New section on theory and methods of social research, pointing out the important differences between social research and the more biologically orientated research familiar to medical readers. Extensive revision of those chapters covering health policy, eg NHS chapter, health promotion, community care, organisation of health care.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Social Aspects of disease. Society and changing patterns of disease. Social determinants of health and disease. Part 2: Social factors in Medical Practice. Health and illness behaviour. The doctor-patient relationship. Hospitals and patient care. Living with chronic illness. Dying, death and bereavement. Part 3: Social structure and Health. Inequality and social class. Women and health. The health and health care of ethnic minority groups. Older people, health care and society. Part 4: The Social Process of Defining disease. The limits and boundaries of medical knowledge. Deviance, sick role and stigma. Part 5: Organisation of Health Services. Origins and development of the National Health Service. Health professions. Community care and informal caring. Health promotion and the New Public Health. Measuring health outcomes. Organizing and funding health care.

Additional information

GOR003493837
9780702029011
0702029017
Sociology as Applied to Medicine by Graham Scambler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
2008-06-27
344
N/A
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