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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • An Outline of Sociology as Applied to Medicineby David L. Armstrong

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95

    An Outline of Sociology as Applied to Medicine, Third Edition provides an understanding of the origins, nature, and context of illness in society. This book discusses the relationship between health care and the society in which it occurs. Organized into 15 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of some deficiencies of the biomedical model... more...

  • The Practical Playbookby J. Lloyd Michener; Denise Koo; Brian C. Castrucci; James B. Sprague

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    For the first time, The Practical Playbook offers professionals in primary care and public health a roadmap to integrating their work with the larger goals of population health. Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of public health and primary care professionals from across the US, The Practical Playbook is the new benchmark for primary care... more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociologyby William Cockerham

    Wiley 2010; US$ 240.00

    An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism,... more...

  • Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illnessby Gregroy L. Weiss; Lynne E. Lonnquist

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.95

    A comprehensive presentation of the major topics in medical sociology. The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness, 8/e by Gregory L. Weiss and Lynne E. Lonnquist provides an in-depth overview of the field of medical sociology. The authors provide solid coverage of traditional topics while providing significant coverage of current issues related... more...

  • Working for Equality in Healthby Paul Bywaters; Eileen McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Unequal social relations are reflected in uneven patterns of health within and between populations. In Working for Equality in Health , health workers and academics distil the results of their efforts to understand, oppose and change health inequalities. Working for Equality in Health brings to bear the understanding of a unique combination of... more...

  • Unhealthy Societiesby Richard G. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Among the developed countries it is not the richest societies which have the best health, but those which have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Inequality and relative poverty have absolute effects: they increase death rates. But why? How can smaller income differences raise average life expectancy? Using examples from the USA,... more...

  • New Directions In The Sociology Of Healthby Geoff Payne; Pamela Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The sociology of medicine has come a long way from its origins in epidemiology and clinical practice. Like all specialist areas of study it has developed its own internal debates, over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine, and from a sociolgy of medicine, towards a sociology of health and illness.... more...

  • Healthby Peter Aggleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists. Aggleton,... more...

  • The Risks of Medical Innovationby Thomas Schlich; Ulrich Tröhler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The risks involved in introducing new drugs and devices are amongst the most discussed issues of modern medicine. Presenting a new way of thinking about these issues, this volume considers risk and medical innovation from a social historical perspective, and studies specific cases of medical innovation, including X-rays, the pill and Thalidomide,... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2004; US$ 78.00

    " . . . an excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate students interested in vulnerable populations and health disparities." -- New England Journal of Medicine, July 7, 2005 "I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive,... more...