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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Social Epidemiologyby Lisa F. Berkman; Ichiro Kawachi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 64.99

    The authors of this groundbreaking text define social epidemiology as the study of the social determinants of health, implying that an important goal of public health is to identify and address factors in the social environment that may be related to health outcomes. In the first systematic account of this field, they focus on the major social variables... more...

  • Arbeitgeber Patient Kundenorientierung in Gesundheitsberufenby German Quernheim

    Springer 2011; US$ 9.99

    Kundenorientierung ist mehr als nur der diplomatische Umgang mit schwierigen Kunden. Sie ist eine Selbstverst ndlichkeit. In Krankenh usern, Pflegeheimen und Praxen wird ein Faktor zur Kundenbindung immer wichtiger: der Umgang mit den Patienten. Wie Kundenorientierung gelebt werden kann, schildert der Autor anhand zahlreicher Beispiele: Wie sollten... more...

  • Key Concepts in Health Studiesby Chris Yuill; Iain Crinson; Eilidh Duncan

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 42.00

    As with the other popular Key Concepts titles from SAGE, this book provides an accesible introduction which covers all the major themes and topics of health. more...

  • Democraciesby Barbara Wejnert

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 124.95

    Volume 19 in the Research in Political Sociology series is devoted to health problems, challenges and accomplishments in democratic societies. It includes papers addressing health systems and health policies in a broad spectrum of countries from India, Sr more...

  • Health and Health Care In Developing Countriesby Peter Conrad; Eugene B Gallagher

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 77.50

    In this seminal collection of articles on health care in the Third World, sociological perspectives are applied to medical issues in revealing ways. Fourteen essays (all but two of which are original to this volume) examine the social production of health, disease, and systems of care throughout the developing world. The volume covers a range of... more...

  • Medicine, Health and Societyby Hannah Bradby

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 37.00

    A clear, bold book which provides a contemporary account of why medicine and health matter in our modern society. Written by an expert in both sociology and medicine, it critically explores key areas of debate and policy whilst explaining the practical realities of medicine today. more...

  • Issues in Health and Health Care Related to Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, SES and Genderby Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 134.95

    The 30th Anniversary volume of Research in the Sociology of Health Care looks at the important links between major social factors and health and health care. The four main factors analysed in the book are race/ethnicity, immigration, Socioeconomic Status (SES) and gender. more...

  • Medicine and the Bodyby Simon Johnson Williams

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 58.00

    'Simon Williams has produced an original and comprehensive sociological statement of the centrality of the body to an understanding of medicine, health and illness... It will shape future teaching and research in the field of health and illness' - Bryan S Turner, Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge more...

  • Medical Power and Social Knowledgeby Bryan S Turner

    SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 62.00

    `Turner's intelligible and readable style and his broad grasp of social theory and history make this volume an interesting blend of historical particularities and specific cross-national examples. It is a work that is both entertaining, informative and accessible' - Medical Sociology News more...

  • Social Psychology of Health and Illnessby Glenn S. Sanders; Jerry Suls

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    This books describes how and why "distant" social influences, such as socialization practices, interpersonal relationships, and social organization, are often just as important as medical considerations in determining an individual's tendency toward health or illness. The essays describe some of the pathways through which these social influences are... more...