Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology, Illustrated Edition, (PDF) provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Working as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also offers a summary of the field for public health scholars and for medical sociologists and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its stress on the social roots of health and disease and on the influence of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The ebook also critically examines health care in the United States and around the globe and evaluates the limitations and achievements of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other recent health care reform efforts.
Pedagogical aids including chapter-opening Learning Questions and Health and Illness in the News vignettes and chapter-ending Key Terms and Summary sections. Most chapters also end with a Giving It Some Thought vignette in which students are provided with a hypothetical situation concerning a health and society issue and asked to show on how they would respond in the situation.
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