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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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$ 196.00

    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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 177.95

    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

    The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health... 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

    Health care systems, the role of health professionals and the experience of health and illness are all undergoing change and development as we enter the twenty-first century. 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. Combining... 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...

  • Society and Healthby Rosemary Gillespie; Graham Moon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    A concise introduction to the central issues concerning health and health care in contemporary society, Society and Health is written for all health professionals undergoing basic training. It explains social science concepts and theories and shows their relevance to work in health settings. Each chapter is short and focused on key learning points.... more...