Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology

Title

Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology

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Description

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 (Obamacare) and other recent health care reform efforts.

ISBN

9781442234994

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield

City

Lanham, MD

Keywords

Social medicine

Disciplines

Medicine and Health