Princeton University Library Catalog

Medical sociology / William C. Cockerham.

Author:
Cockerham, William C. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2010.
Εdition:
11th ed.
Description:
xv, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"This book is written 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." "The standard text in the field, this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings at the cutting-edge of the field. It contains first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers; is based on a worldwide review of the literature; provides the most recent health statistics, data, and studies available; and identifies the most important trends and issues."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-403) and indexes.
Contents:
Pt. I. Introduction -- 1. Medical Sociology -- 2. Epidemiology -- 3. The Social Demography of Health: Gender, Age, and Race -- 4. Social Demography of Health: Social Class -- Pt. II. Health and Illness -- 5. Social Stress and health -- 6. Health Behavior And Lifestyles -- 7. Illness Behavior -- Pt. III. Coping With Illness -- 8. The Sick Role -- 9. Doctor - Patient Interaction -- 10. Healing Options -- Pt. IV. Providing Health Care -- 11. Physicians -- 12. The Physician in a Changing Society -- 13. Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Midwives -- 14. The Hospital in Society -- Pt. V. Health Care Delivery Systems -- 15. Health Care Delivery and Social Policy in the United States -- 16. Health Care in Different Countries.
Subject(s):
Social medicine [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780136053101 (alk. paper)
  • 0136053106 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008047330
OCLC:
268789426
RCP:
C - S