Sociology as Applied to Medicine, 6th Edition
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This introduction to medical sociology is for medical students and health professionals in the United Kingdom and Europe.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- 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.
- 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.
By Graham Scambler, BSc, PhD, Professor of Medical Sociology, Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK