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The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

9th Edition

By Gregory L. Weiss

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520 pages | 67 B/W Illus.

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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

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, HEALING, AND ILLNESS

CHAPTER TWO

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC MEDICINE

 

CHAPTER THREE

SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

 

CHAPTER FOUR

SOCIETY, DISEASE, AND ILLNESS

 

CHAPTER FIVE

SOCIAL STRESS

 

CHAPTER SIX

HEALTH BEHAVIOR

 

 

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

EXPERIENCING ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

 

CHAPTER EIGHT

PHYSICIANS AND THE PROFESSION OF MEDICINE

CHAPTER NINE

MEDICAL EDUCATION AND THE SOCIALIZATION OF PHYSICIANS

 

CHAPTER TEN

NURSES, ADVANCE PRACTICE PROVIDERS, AND ALLIED HEALTH WORKERS

 

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN

COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

 

CHAPTER TWELVE

THE PHYSICIAN–PATIENT RELATIONSHIP: BACKGROUND AND MODELS

 

 

 

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS OF PHYSICIANS IN THE PHYSICIAN–PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

 

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES

 

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

 

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY

 

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

About the Author

Gregory L. Weiss earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and is now Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Roanoke College. During his career, he has been an honored teacher [winning numerous college, statewide, regional (SSS), and national (ASA’s Section on Teaching and Learning)] awards, a dedicated researcher and writer (author of Grass Roots Medicine and co-author of Experiencing Social Research and the ASA publication on Creating an Effective Sociology Assessment Program as well as dozens of scholarly articles), and active in the community in a variety of health- and animal-related organizations.

Lynne E. Lonnquist also earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University. She has taught at a variety of institutions including Mary Baldwin College (where she also served as Professor of Sociology and Director of the Adult Degree Program) and at Roanoke College. Recently, she has served as a mental health educator and counselor as well as Director of the Center for Growth and Well Being in Roanoke, Virginia. She has been active in numerous local, state, regional, and national sociological and mental health organizations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC057000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues

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