The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Editor(s): William C. Cockerham

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405188685

Online ISBN: 9781444314786

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314786

About this Book

An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology.

  • Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars
  • Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease
  • Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline
  • Global range of contributors and an international perspective

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Health and Social Inequalities

  3. Part III: Health and Social Relationships

    1. Chapter 11

      Stress (pages 242–267)

      William R. Avison and Stephanie S. Thomas

  4. Part IV: Health and Disease

    1. Chapter 14

      Chronic Illness (pages 312–333)

      Professor Kathy Charmaz and Dana Rosenfeld

  5. Part V: Health Care Delivery

  6. Part VI: New Developments

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