Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Together , we believe they give an impressive indication of the quality of work of
our alumni and , of course , these particular contributors are only a tiny proportion
of all those who have studied or taught medical sociology at Bedford or Royal ...

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Author: Jonathan Gabe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761974423

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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.

Social Medicine and Medical Sociology in the Twentieth Century

earlier debate between sociology in medicine , which was seen to be dominated
by medical values and practices , and the sociology of medicine , which was
concerned with the nature of medicine as a professional activity and with the
impact ...

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Author: Dorothy Porter

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042003464

Category: History

Page: 202

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Little attention has been paid to the history of the influence of the social sciences upon medical thinking and practice in the twentieth century. The essays in this volume explore the consequences of the interaction between medicine and social science by evaluating its significance for the moral and aterial role of medicine in modern societies. Some of the essays examine the ideas of both clinicians and social scientists who believed that highly technologized medicine could be made more humanistic by understanding the social relations of health and illness. Other authors interrogate the critical assault which social science has made upon medicine as a system of knowledge, organisation and power. The volume discusses, therefore, the relationship between social-scientific knowledge both in and of medicine in the twentieth century. Collectively the essays illustrate that the respective power of biology and culture in determining human behaviour and social transition continues to be an unresolved paradox.

Medical Sociology The nature of medical sociology

4 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY AT THE MILLENNIUM William . C. Cockerham Source :
S. Quah and A. Sales ( eds ) The International Handbook of Sociology , London :
Sage , 2000 , pp . 420-442 . The purpose of this chapter is to examine the ...

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Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415317800

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Dictionary of Medical Sociology

Introduction : An Overview of Medical Sociology Although a relatively new
subdiscipline of the general field of sociology , medical sociology has developed
to the point that a dictionary helping to define its terms and areas of study has
become ...

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Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313292698

Category: Medical

Page: 169

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As a sociological specialty, medical sociology has a distinct history and literature spanning over four decades. This literature is a synthesis of medical and sociological knowledge reflecting the relationships among medicine, health, and society. This information is of interest not only to medical sociologists, but also to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, health economists, hospital administrators, and health insurers. This reference book is a guide to the sociological terminology that these health professionals are likely to encounter. The volume includes concise, alphabetically arranged entries for numerous terms. For all but the most basic terms, entries briefly discuss the theoretical and practical significance of the topics. Entries cite relevant literature, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of works cited.

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

She is Vice-President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the
International Sociological Association and Editor- in-Chief of the journal Social
Science and Medicine. GeorgeJ. Armelagos, PhD (University of Colorado), ...

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Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314793

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the keyconcepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues inmedical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, bothestablished and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engagingissues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues ofthe sub-discipline Global range of contributors and an internationalperspective

Handbook of Medical Sociology Sixth Edition

A revision of The Handbook of Medical Sociology social connections affect health
and illness. While has appeared about once a decade since its origi- we included
two chapters on social perspectives nal publication in 1963. Each edition was ...

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Author: Chloe E. Bird

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826517227

Category: Social Science

Page: 457

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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

An Introduction to Medical Sociology

This book is intended to fill what I have felt to to be a gap in the literature on
medical sociology available to all those who work in the field of health and to
sociologists. I hope that in it most of the issues that concern those working in the
field are ...

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Author: David Tuckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317833093

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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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.

Medical Sociology

development that allows it to investigate health problems from an independent
sociological perspective regardless of where the research takes place. At present
, medical sociologists constitute the largest and one of the most active groups of ...

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Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317211709

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first person accounts and updated examples are added to the new fourteenth edition. Other updates include: • Coverage of Zika, Ebola, MERS, and updates on other pandemics • Expanded discussion of obesity as a disease • Coverage of the widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor • New information on the decline of life expectancy among American white women, especially those who live in rural counties • New material on biomarkers, gene–environment interaction, and stress • Analysis of the role of the hidden curriculum in medical schools • Exiting the Affordable Care Act

Medical Sociology

Medical sociology has proved no exception to this rule and it has had a powerful
ally, in the form of the General Medical Council and its publicationTomorrow's
Doctors(first published in 1999 with a second edition in 2001, available from ...

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Author: Hannah Bradby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412902182

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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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.

Medical Sociology in Africa

The overall objective of this book is to provide theoretical and pragmatic
discussions on medical sociology (sometimes referred to as health sociology)
with African illustrations. It is an attempt to examine the various themes and topics
in ...

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Author: Jimoh Amzat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319039862

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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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 Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is the first, truly global book
reflecting the range of work taking place in medical sociology. Medical sociology,
also referred to as health sociology or the sociology of health and illness, is a ...

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Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470998328

Category: Social Science

Page: 597

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The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of twenty-six original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today. Covers both substantive areas in medical sociology and regional perspectives located in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa First comparative perspective to provide a comprehensive view of the field

Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology

There is a sense in which medical sociology, indeed all sociology, is necessarily
a theoretical project. It can neither begin nor end in a social vacuum: we are
products of our times and places. Moreover to assent to any one proposition
about ...

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Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415597838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 202

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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 on the Move

Many transformations in health and medicine stem in large part from the way the
epidemiological transition has radiated across macro and micro levels of scale.
Medical sociologists must not only engage these phenomena in a critical fashion,
 ...

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Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400761933

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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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.

Essays in Medical Sociology

One set of materials on which I draw are my own first-hand research experiences
as a member of the Bureau of Applied Social Research-Columbia University
team that undertook studies in the sociology of medical education in the mid-
1950s ...

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Author: Renée Claire Fox

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412822777

Category: Medical

Page: 711

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This outstanding collection of essays by Renee C. Fox encompasses almost thirty years of original, pioneering research in the sociology of medicine. Based on fieldwork in a variety of medical settings in the United States, Belgium, and Zaire, these ethnographic essays examine chronic and terminal illness, medical research, therapeutic innovation, medical education and socialization, and bio-ethics. Within this framework, three empirical "cases" have been singled out for special scrutiny--the process of becoming a physician, the development of the artificial kidney machine and organ transplantation, and the evolution of medical research in Belgium. Without ignoring social structural or psychodynamic factors, Dr. Fox has explored basic cultural phenomena and questions associated with health, illness, and medicine: values, beliefs, symbols, rites, and the nuances of language: ethical and existential dilemmas and dualities; and the complex interrelationships between medicine, science, religion, and magic. She draws systematically and imaginatively upon anthropological, psychological, historical, and biological insights and integrates observations and analyses from her own studies in American, Western European, and Central African societies. This second, augmented edition includes Professor Fox's more recent contributions to the expanding field of the sociology of medicine. They are "The Evolution of Medical Uncertainty; The Human Condition of Health Professionals; Reflections on the Utah Artificial Heart Program; Is Religion Important in Belgium?; Medical Morality is Not Bioethics"--"Medical Ethics in China and the United States; "and "Medicine, Science and Technology. "The work also includes a new introduction, "Endings, Beginnings and Continuities." Now, anthropologists, sociologists, medical educators, scientists, researchers, and students can join her on her "journeys into the field" and share with her the priceless insights to be gained from the physicians, nurses, medical students, patients, and their families, who are working, living, and dying on the edge of what is known, scrutable, and remediable--on the edge of medical science.

Medical Sociology and Old Age

Towards a Sociology of Health in Later Life Paul Higgs, Ian Rees Jones. 7.
Conclusion. In this book we have addressed the relative lack of attention given to
ageing and later life within medical sociology. With respect to research in the
fields of ...

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Author: Paul Higgs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415398558

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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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.

Essays in Medical Sociology

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REVISED.

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Author: Elizabeth Blackwell

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435005685029

Category: Prostitution

Page: 166

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Comparative Research Methodologies in Health and Medical Sociology

Origins of the comparative method In his The Rules of the Sociological Method
Durkheim (1982/1895) taught us over a hundred ... PhD, Professor of Medical
Sociology in the Department of Public Health at the University of Helsinki in
Finland.

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Author: Guido Giarelli

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 9788856828290

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Perspectives in Medical Sociology

You can get a good idea of the major issues, debates, and methods in medical
sociology and in related areas. The categories in this list are in some cases
overlapping. The Major Medical Sociology Journals You can get a good overview
of ...

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Author: Phil Brown

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: MINN:31951P004148481

Category: Social medicine.

Page: 804

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Phil Brown has designed this book to make discussion of the issues of medical sociology interesting, accessible, & challenging.