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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illnessby Jerry Suls; Kenneth A. Wallston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 171.95

    Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a summary of current research in social-health psychology. The chapters, written by distinguished leaders in the field, provide brief surveys of classic developments in each area of study followed by extended discussion of the authors’ research programs. Includes state-of-the-art... 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...

  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Healthby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Habermas, Critical Theory and Health provides a key resource for medical sociologists committed to the discipline, and for those with more direct practical interests in health promotion and in good quality services and care. more...

  • Society and Healthby Rosemary Gillespie; Graham Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    For all health professionals undergoing basic training. Explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings. Short chapters focused on key learning points with exercises and further reading more...

  • Organization and Financing of Indigent Hospital Care in South Floridaby Catherine Jackson; Amanda Beatty

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Care for the uninsured is a county responsibility in Florida. This report examines the approaches used by three south Florida counties ? Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach ? to fund care for the indigent and compares their financing mechanisms, types of services provided, patient travel patterns and costs and productivity across hospital ownership... more...

  • The Sociology and Politics of Healthby David Banks; Michael Purdy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    The Sociology and Politics of Health is a collection of key readings through which to explore the sociological and political dimensions of health, illness and health care. more...

  • The Word As Scalpelby Samuel W. Bloom

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 59.99

    A doctor can damage a patient as much with a misplaced word as with a slip of the scalpel. In this statement, from Lawrence J. Henderson, a famous physician whose name is part of the basic science of medicine, epitomizes the central theme of The Word as Scalpel. If words, the main substance of human relations, are so potent for harm, how equally powerful... more...

  • Medicine as Cultureby Professor Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 60.00

    The Second Edition of Medicine as Culture provides a broad overview of the way medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in western societies. Drawing on the tradition of the sociology of health and illness, Deborah Lupton directs readers to an understanding of medicine, health care, illness and disease from a sociocultural perspective.... more...

  • Methods in Social Epidemiologyby J. Michael Oakes; Jay S. Kaufman

    Wiley 2006; US$ 88.00

    Social epidemiology is the study of how social interactions—social norms, laws, institutions, conventia, social conditions and behavior—affect the health of populations. This practical, comprehensive introduction to methods in social epidemiology is written by experts in the field. It is perfectly timed for the growth in interest among... more...

  • Culture and Healthby Malcolm MacLachlan

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2006; US$ 140.95

    Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and... more...