Medical Sociology

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9780135664490: Medical Sociology

For upper-division undergraduate/beginning graduate-level courses on Medical Sociology, and for Behavioral Science courses in schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

The standard text in the field?around the world?this best-selling introduction to medical sociology presents the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, issues, debates, and research findings at the cutting-edge of the field. It contains first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers; is based on a worldwide review of the literature; provides the most recent health statistics, data, and studies available; and identifies the most important trends and issues.

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This thorough revision of the best-selling medical sociology text provides a contemporary account of medical sociology, grounded in current research and sociological theory. New to this edition are chapters on health care in Third World Countries, First World and formerly Socialist countries, providing extensive discussion on health reform in the US and the proposals of the Clinton administration. This work is intended for use on courses in medical sociology.


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“Cockerham’s Medical Sociology is an outstanding text due to its in-depth and comprehensive treatment of the growing field of medical sociology.  It conveys the essence of the scholarly work in this field to my students better than any text on the market.  Add Cockerham’s engaging writing style and this text stands out among the competition.”

Dr. J.B. Watson, Jr., Stephen F. Austin State University


“I believe this book is very thorough and includes all of the necessary topics for an undergraduate medical sociology course.  Students will come away from this book with a clear and broad understanding of the field.”

Dr. Christine Caffrey, Miami University


Writing Style and Readability


“I like the fact that Cockerham makes this area accessible and interesting at the undergraduate level.  Most of my students come into the class not having any real idea what the course will cover; the author deliberately and carefully immerses his readers in the content and in the process they get interested.”

Dr. Deborah Helsel, California State University, Fresno

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Cockerham, William C.
Published by Prentice-Hall (1991)
ISBN 10: 0135664497 ISBN 13: 9780135664490
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 5th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0135664497

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