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.
Offers a comprehensive overview of the most current issues in medical sociology.
The standard text in the field, this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings. It contains first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers. It is based on a worldwide review of the literature and provides the most recent health statistics, data, and studies available while identifying the most important trends and issues.
About the Author
William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Co-Director of the UAB Center for Social Medicine and holds secondary appointments in medicine and public health. He is the recipient of the UAB Connors Prize in the History of Ideas and the Ireland Award for Distinguished Scholarship. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and is on the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Review. Dr. Cockerham has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and is author or editor of fourteen books. His most recent books published by Pearson include Medical Sociology, 12th edition (2012) and the Sociology of Mental Disorder, 8th edition (2010).
This textbook provides a glimpse at healthcare beyond the political debate. It gives readers an introduction to concepts such as: Epidemiology, Effects of Class on Healthcare, Doctor-Patient Interactions, and even the Role of Physicians in society. One aspect I found particularly interesting was the section on hospital organization, which describes a type of class system within these large healthcare organizations. This book acts as a great primer for healthcare in general, and the role of medicine within our society. It is a great book for health care providers and anyone interested in studying healthcare.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 12 edition (February 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0205054188
- ISBN-13: 978-0205054183
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches