520 pages | 67 B/W Illus.
With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available.
It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender throughout.
This new edition leads students through the complexities of the evolving Affordable Care Act. It significantly expands coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care—topics students typically debate in the classroom. Many new textboxes and enhancements in pedagogy grace this new edition, which is essential in the fast-changing area of health care.
New to this Edition
*More textboxes relating the social aspects of medicine to students' lives
*Expanded coverage leading students through the complex impacts of the ACA and health care reform
*Expanded coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care
*'Health and the Internet' sections updated and renovated toward student assignments
*New, end of chapter lists of terms
*Updated test bank
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, HEALING, AND ILLNESS
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC MEDICINE
SOCIETY, DISEASE, AND ILLNESS
EXPERIENCING ILLNESS AND DISABILITY
PHYSICIANS AND THE PROFESSION OF MEDICINE
MEDICAL EDUCATION AND THE SOCIALIZATION OF PHYSICIANS
NURSES, ADVANCE PRACTICE PROVIDERS, AND ALLIED HEALTH WORKERS
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
THE PHYSICIAN–PATIENT RELATIONSHIP: BACKGROUND AND MODELS
PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS OF PHYSICIANS IN THE PHYSICIAN–PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY
COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS