Dominant Issues in Medical Sociology
Howard D. Schwartz
McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1994 - Social Science - 575 pages
This is a book of readings intended for use as a supplement in courses in medical sociology or the sociology of health and illness, taken by students from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, social work, nursing, premed, and other allied health areas. With an emphasis on the descriptive and qualitative, rather than the quantitative, the articles are accessible to this broad mix of students; some selections are from scholarly journals, others from nonacademic sources. Following a General Introduction, the book is divided into three parts, focusing on the Patient, the Practitioner and the Profession, and the System. The articles cover a wide assortment of the major issues in medical sociology, from genetic engineering, to AIDs, to hospice care, to environmental racism. Each of the 11 chapters begins with an introduction which integrates the material and provides context.
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