Medical sociology

    Medicine Between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds

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    There is a growing interest in studies that document the relationship between science and medicine-as ideas, practices, technologies and outcomes-across cultural, national, geographic terrain. Tibetan medicine is not only known as a scholarly medical tradition among other Asian medical systems...

    Using Theory to Explore Health, Medicine and Society

    By Carole Kennedy

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    This student-friendly textbook uses theoretical perspectives to bring to life social theories relating to health and illness. including binge drinking, obesity, the prominence of therapy and the search for happiness.

    Health and Social Theory

    By Fernando De Maio

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    Concise yet comprehensive, this book draws together key theoretical perspectives and significant research work in health and social theory. Exploring issues such as health inequities, healthcare systems and the medicalization of everyday life, it is essential critical reading for all students of the sociology of health and medical sociology.

    Health, Emotion and The Body

    By Gillian Bendelow

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    There is no other book like this on the market for students that thoughtfully guides the reader through all social, personal and emotional aspects of health and illness. The topic is a cutting-edge and popular theme of current medical sociology.

    Men, Masculinities and Health: Critical Perspectives

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    It investigates how notions of 'maleness' impact on the individual's approach to health and take-up of services, and provides clear foundations for best practice in care. Parts 2 and 3 consider empirical work in relation to men, health and illness, providing critical rather than simply descriptive accounts.

    Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

    By Charles S. Abraham

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    Offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students. This book contains an introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health.

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Health & Illness

    By Kevin White

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    New edition of this best-selling textbook for students in the Sociology of Health & Illness.

    Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder

    By Elizabeth M. Armstrong

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    Using primary sources and interviews to explore relationships between doctors and patients and women and their unborn children, Armstrong offers a provocative and detailed analysis of how drinking during pregnancy came to be considered a pervasive social problem, despite the uncertainties surrounding the epidemiology and etiology of fetal alcohol syndrome.

    Sociology of Health

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    Offers an introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates within the field of medical sociology. This book helps readers understand how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population.

    Sociology and Health Care

    By Michael Sheaff

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    The book provides suggestions and examples of how sociological concepts and insights can be used to help think about important contemporary issues in health care. For that reason, it has a practical as well as academic purpose, contributing to improvement of the quality of interaction between patients and practitioners.

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