The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

  • ISBN 9781119633754
  • Author: Cockerham, William C. (University of Alabama, Birm
  • Publ Date: 2021-04-01
  • Edition: 1
  • Binding: Hardback

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A comprehensive collection of original essays by leading medical sociologists from around the world, fully updated to reflect contemporary research and global health issues

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is an authoritative overview of the most recent research, major theoretical approaches, and central issues and debates within the field. Bringing together contributions from an international team of leading scholars, this wide-ranging volume summarizes significant new developments and discusses a broad range of globally-relevant topics. The Companion's twenty-eight chapters contain timely, theoretically-informed coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and emerging diseases, bioethics, healthcare delivery systems, health disparities associated with migration, social class, gender, and race. It also explores mental health, the family, religion, and many other real-world health concerns.

The most up-to-date and comprehensive single-volume reference on the key concepts and contemporary issues in medical sociology, this book:



Presents thematically-organized essays by authors who are recognized experts in their fields
Features new chapters reflecting state-of-the-art research and contemporary issues relevant to global health
Covers vital topics such as current bioethical debates and the global effort to cope with the coronavirus pandemic
Discusses the important relationship between culture and health in a global context
Provide fresh perspectives on the sociology of the body, biomedicalization, health lifestyle theory, doctor-patient relations, and social capital and health

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in medical sociology, health studies, and health care, as well as for academics, researchers, and practitioners wanting to keep pace with new developments in the field.
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