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Medical sociology : an introduction

Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
What are the limits of medical power? How has sociology helped to make sense of illness, disease, choice and risk? What are the challenges to medical practice? 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bradby, Hannah, 1966-
Medical sociology.
Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2009
(DLC) 2008925525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Bradby
ISBN: 9781446202517 1446202518 9781446211724 144621172X
OCLC Number: 698105853
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A very brief history of medicine and society --
Defining the doctor's remit --
Defining health, defining disease --
The social causes of disease --
Risk, choice and lifestyle --
Experiencing illness --
Ill bodies in society --
The process of disability --
Doctor-patient relationships --
Healthcare organization --
Challenges to medicine --
Responsibility: Hannah Bradby.


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Provides a sophisticated introduction to the main issues in medical sociology. It is written in an accessible manner, making good use of examples and of questions that encourage the reader to reflect Read more...

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