Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1317346483
ISBN 13: 9781317346487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology Book Review:

For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses in Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. A comprehensive overview of the most current issues in medical sociology. The standard text in the field, Medical Sociology presents the discipline’s most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings. To draw students into the course, author Dr. William Cockerham integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. The Thirteenth Edition addresses the current changes stemming from health care reform in the United States, and other issues that reflect the focus of the field today.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
Author: Jonathan Gabe,Lee Monaghan
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-22
ISBN 10: 1446280799
ISBN 13: 9781446280799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology Book Review:

"Fills an important gap in medical sociology. In an era of information overload, busy scholars and students will appreciate these accessible introductions to the field's key concepts." - Alan Petersen, Monash University "A handbook for any student to have by their side as they embark on any course exploring the sociology of health, medicine and disease." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk "A really useful collection of concise, accessible and informative mini essays on a range of medical concepts and conceptualisations. The book is ideal for students, including those following health professional courses, and for more seasoned academics and scholars. A very handy volume." - Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lincoln University How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework? Medical sociology is a dynamic and complex field of study, comprising many concepts which students sometimes find difficult to grasp. This title manages to successfully elucidate this conceptual terrain. The text systematically explains the key concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception and which have shaped the field as it exists today. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition: Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology Includes new relevant entries as well as classic concepts Begins each entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses Offers further reading guidance for independent learning Draws on international literature and examples. This title has proved hugely popular among students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to find an easily accessible, yet critical and thoughtful, information source about the building blocks of medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness.

Medical Sociology and Old Age

Medical Sociology and Old Age
Author: Paul Higgs,Ian Rees Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1134150741
ISBN 13: 9781134150748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology and Old Age Book Review:

The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and Jones show how both standpoints have a restricted sense of contemporary ageing which has prevented an understanding of the way in which health in later life has changed. In the book, the authors point out that the current debates on longevity and disability are being transformed by the emergence of a fitter and healthier older population. This third age - where fitness and participation are valorised – leads to the increasing salience of issues such as bodily control, age-denial and anti-ageing medicine. By discussing the key issue of old age versus ageing, the authors examine the prospect of a new sociology – a sociology of health in later life. Medical Sociology and Old Age is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology and for anyone concerned with the challenge of ageing populations in the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology.

Regulating Bodies

Regulating Bodies
Author: Professor Bryan S Turner,Bryan S. Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134914024
ISBN 13: 9781134914029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Bodies Book Review:

Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously.

Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology

Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology
Author: Graham Scambler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415597838
ISBN 13: 9780415597838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology Book Review:

Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology explores the work of key social theorists and the application of their ideas to issues around health and illness. Encouraging students and researchers to use mainstream sociological thought to inform and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the many arenas of health and healthcare, this text discusses and critically reviews the work of several influential contemporary thinkers, including – Foucault, Bauman, Habermas, Luhmann, Bourdieu, Merleau-Ponty, Wallerstein, Archer, Deleuze, Guattari, and Castells. Each chapter includes a critical introduction to the central theses of a major social theorist, ways in which their ideas might inform medical sociology and some worked examples of how their ideas can be applied. Containing contributions from established scholars, rising stars and innovative practitioners, this book is a valuable read for those studying and researching the sociology of health and illness.

Medical Sociology The nature of medical sociology

Medical Sociology  The nature of medical sociology
Author: Graham Scambler
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415317801
ISBN 13: 0415317800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Medical Sociology Sixth Edition

Handbook of Medical Sociology  Sixth Edition
Author: Chloe E. Bird,Peter Conrad,Allen M. Fremont,Stefan Timmermans
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0826517226
ISBN 13: 9780826517227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medical Sociology Sixth Edition Book Review:

Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include: --social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital --disability --dying and "the right to die" --health disparities --the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry --the internet --evidence-based medicine and quality of care --health social movements --genetics --religion, spirituality, and health

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1317346491
ISBN 13: 9781317346494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology Book Review:

For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses in Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. A comprehensive overview of the most current issues in medical sociology. The standard text in the field, Medical Sociology presents the discipline’s most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings. To draw students into the course, author Dr. William Cockerham integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. The Thirteenth Edition addresses the current changes stemming from health care reform in the United States, and other issues that reflect the focus of the field today.

Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology
Author: Hannah Bradby
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-11-26
ISBN 10: 9781412902199
ISBN 13: 1412902193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology Book Review:

This timely and assured text provides lecturers and students with a well informed, penetrating analysis of the key questions in medicine and society. The book is divided into three sections. It opens with a well judged account of the context of health and illness. It moves on to examine the process and experience of illness. Finally, it examines how health care is negotiated and delivered.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology
Author: Jonathan Gabe,Michael Bury,Mary Ann Elston
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780761974420
ISBN 13: 0761974423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology Book Review:

This title provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.

An Introduction to Medical Sociology

An Introduction to Medical Sociology
Author: David Tuckett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1317833090
ISBN 13: 9781317833093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Medical Sociology Book Review:

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

An Introduction to Medical Sociology

An Introduction to Medical Sociology
Author: David Tuckett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1317833082
ISBN 13: 9781317833086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Medical Sociology Book Review:

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1976 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

The Medicalization of Society

The Medicalization of Society
Author: Peter Conrad
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-11
ISBN 10: 0801892341
ISBN 13: 9780801892349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medicalization of Society Book Review:

Over the past half-century, the social terrain of health and illness has been transformed. What were once considered normal human events and common human problems�birth, aging, menopause, alcoholism, and obesity�are now viewed as medical conditions. For better or worse, medicine increasingly permeates aspects of daily life. Building on more than three decades of research, Peter Conrad explores the changing forces behind this trend with case studies of short stature, social anxiety, "male menopause," erectile dysfunction, adult ADHD, and sexual orientation. He examines the emergence of and changes in medicalization, the consequences of the expanding medical domain, and the implications for health and society. He finds in recent developments�such as the growing number of possible diagnoses and biomedical enhancements�the future direction of medicalization. Conrad contends that the impact of medical professionals on medicalization has diminished. Instead, the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries, insurance companies and HMOs, and the patient as consumer have become the major forces promoting medicalization. This thought-provoking study offers valuable insight into not only how medicalization got to this point but also how it may continue to evolve.

Medical Sociology on the Move

Medical Sociology on the Move
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN 10: 9400761937
ISBN 13: 9789400761933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology on the Move Book Review:

This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology. The book not only addresses the major theoretical approaches in the field today, it also identifies the future directions these theories are likely to take in explaining the social processes affecting health and disease. Many of the chapters are written by leading medical sociologists who feature the use of theory in their everyday work, including contributions from the original theorists of fundamental causes, health lifestyles, and medicalization. Theories focusing on both agency and structure are included to provide a comprehensive account of this important area in medical sociology.

The Word as Scalpel

The Word as Scalpel
Author: Samuel William Bloom,Samuel W. Bloom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780195072327
ISBN 13: 0195072324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Word as Scalpel Book Review:

Medical sociology is now an established subdiscipline in both medicine and sociology. This book traces the intellectual and institutional evolution of the field in relation to antecedents of the past 2000 years. Drawing on his own experience as a participant and witness as well as from diverse fields, the author provides an account of the ongoing search for knowledge about relationship between illness, medicine, and society.

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN 10: 1119250676
ISBN 13: 9781119250678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology Book Review:

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, bioethics, and infectious disease Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline Global range of contributors and an international perspective

Medical Sociology in Africa

Medical Sociology in Africa
Author: Jimoh Amzat,Oliver Razum
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 3319039865
ISBN 13: 9783319039862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Sociology in Africa Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive discussion of classical ideas, core topics, currents and detailed theoretical underpinnings in medical sociology. It is a globally renowned source and reference for those interested in social dimensions of health and illness. The presentation is enriched with explanatory and illustrative styles. The design and illustration of details will shift the minds of the readers from mere classroom discourse to societal context (the space of health issues), to consider the implications of those ideas in a way that could guide health interventions. The elemental strengths are the sociological illustrations from African context, rooted in deep cultural interpretations necessitated because Africa bears a greater brunt of health problems. More so, the classical and current epistemological and theoretical discourse presented in this book are indicative of core themes in medical sociology in particular, but cut across a multidisciplinary realm including health social sciences (e.g., medical anthropology, health psychology, medical demography, medical geography and health economics) and health studies (medicine, public health, epidemiology, bioethics and medical humanities) in general. Therefore, apart from the book’s relevance as a teaching text of medical sociology for academics, it is also meant for students at various levels and all health professionals who require a deeper understanding of social dimensions of health and illness (with illustrations from the African context) and sociological contributions to health studies in general.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN 10: 1119633753
ISBN 13: 9781119633754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology Book Review:

A comprehensive collection of original essays by leading medical sociologists from around the world, fully updated to reflect contemporary research and global health issues The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is an authoritative overview of the most recent research, major theoretical approaches, and central issues and debates within the field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of leading scholars, this wide-ranging volume summarizes significant new developments and discusses a broad range of globally-relevant topics. The Companion’s twenty-eight chapters contain timely, theoretically-informed coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and emerging diseases, bioethics, healthcare delivery systems, health disparities associated with migration, social class, gender, and race. It also explores mental health, the family, religion, and many other real-world health concerns. The most up-to-date and comprehensive single-volume reference on the key concepts and contemporary issues in medical sociology, this book: The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is an authoritative overview of the most recent research, major theoretical approaches, and central issues and debates within the field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of leading scholars, this wide-ranging volume summarizes significant new developments and discusses a broad range of globally-relevant topics. The Companion’s twenty-eight chapters contain timely, theoretically-informed coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and emerging diseases, bioethics, healthcare delivery systems, health disparities associated with migration, social class, gender, and race. It also explores mental health, the family, religion, and many other real-world health concerns. The most up-to-date and comprehensive single-volume reference on the key concepts and contemporary issues in medical sociology, this book: Presents thematically-organized essays by authors who are recognized experts in their fields Features new chapters reflecting state-of-the-art research and contemporary issues relevant to global health Covers vital topics such as current bioethical debates and the global effort to cope with the coronavirus pandemic Discusses the important relationship between culture and health in a global context Provide fresh perspectives on the sociology of the body, biomedicalization, health lifestyle theory, doctor-patient relations, and social capital and health The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in medical sociology, health studies, and health care, as well as for academics, researchers, and practitioners wanting to keep pace with new developments in the field.

Health Illness and Society

Health  Illness  and Society
Author: Steven E. Barkan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN 10: 1538129930
ISBN 13: 9781538129937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Illness and Society Book Review:

This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act and other recent health care reform efforts.

Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus It s not about the Stethoscope

Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus     It   s not about the Stethoscope
Author: H. Luke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 030648093X
ISBN 13: 9780306480935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Education and Sociology of Medical Habitus It s not about the Stethoscope Book Review:

This is a new and outstanding contribution to understanding the working life of junior doctors. It opens out the field of research in sociology and inserts junior medical doctor culture right into medical sociology and professional medical education by its innovative use of Pierre Bourdieu's sociological framework and the concept of habitus. This volume challenges many of the myths of the medical cultural experiences and socializing forces that are an integral part of early medical training.