Society and Health Sociology for Health Professionals / by Richard K. Thomas.

For the first time, a guide to the sociology of health and healthcare that addresses the needs of both sociologists and health professionals. Written by a career health professional with a medical sociology background, Thomas applies sociological concepts to current healthcare issues, incorporates t...

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Main Author: Thomas, Richard K. (Author,
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New York, NY : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2002.
Edition:1st ed. 2002.
Series:Springer eBook Collection.
Online Access:Click to view e-book
Holy Cross Note:Loaded electronically.
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Table of Contents:
  • to the Sociology of Health and Illness
  • The Language of Healthcare
  • The Societal Context of Healthcare
  • The Cultural Dimension of Healthcare
  • The U.S. Healthcare Institution
  • Social Groups in Society and Healthcare
  • Occupations and Professions in Healthcare
  • Social Epidemiology
  • The Social Dimension of Health Status
  • The Social Dimension of Sickness Behavior
  • Social Stratiffication in Society and Healthcare
  • Deviance and Control in Society and Healthcare
  • The Sociology of Mental Illness
  • Social Change, Technology, and Healthcare.