Sociology as Applied to Medicine Edition 6

by Graham Scambler
This introduction to medical sociology is for medical students and health professionals in the United Kingdom and Europe.

  • A concise and jargon-free introduction to medical sociology – accessible and readable for medical students with little time to devote to this subject.
  • Practical emphasis on essential social issues: the doctor-patient relationship, social class, ethnic minority groups and organization of health services.
  • Attractive two-colour page design with boxed summaries.
  • New section on theory and methods of social research, pointing out the important differences between social research and the more biologically orientated research familiar to medical readers.
  • Extensive revision of those chapters covering health policy, eg NHS chapter, health promotion, community care, organisation of health care.

Society & changing patterns of disease, social causes of disease, health & illness behavior, etc.


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