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Medical Sociology
Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare

Edited By

Graham Scambler

ISBN 9780415317795
Published December 17, 2004 by Routledge
1592 Pages

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Book Description

Medical sociology was first recognizable as a distinct area of study in the 1950s and is now probably the largest specialized area of sociology. This collection comprises a comprehensive statement of the history, current concerns and relevance of medical sociology to an understanding of health and health care worldwide. The articles included are genuinely international in two important respects: they represent the best of contemporary scholarship worldwide, and they have applicability to all types of society and health care systems.
A general introduction in the first volume provides a review of the development and state of medical sociology internationally as well as a rationale for the collection as a whole. Each of the four volumes also has its own introduction, and each of the four sections within each volume is preceded by a brief rationale.
Titles also available in this series include, Child Welfare (November 2004, 4 Volumes, £495) and the forthcoming collection Health Care Systems (2005, 3 Volumes, c.£395).

Table of Contents

Volume I: Growth and Impact of Medical Sociology  Part A: Historical Origins  Part B: Theoretical Approaches  Part C: Theories of the Middle Range  Part D: New Directions  Volume II: Social Dimensions of Health  Part E: Social Change and Health  Part F: Social Structures  Part G: Health Inequalities  Part H: Risk and Risk Behaviours  Volume III: Coping with Chronic Illness and Disease  Part I: Sick Role  Part J: Therapeutic Relationships  Part K: Chronic Illness and Stigma  Part L: Disability and Disability Politics  Volume IV: Health Policy and Care  Part M: Models of Health Care Delivery  Part N: Welfarism  Part O: Globalism and Health Care Reform  Part P: Evaluation

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