Publisher description for Outline of sociology as applied to medicine / David Armstrong.
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The fifth edition of this classic textbook that explores the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs. Divided into 14 clinically relevant chapters (from Going to the Doctor, through to The Social Role of Medicine), this highly readable book gives a coherent, integrated account that will enable students to understand "illness behavior" and what lies behind a given patient's decision to see a doctor about this problem, now. Features include: * A new two color design that allows for different tupes of information to be color coded * a focus on the "paradox of health" as people get healthier their experience of life gets worse and *Inclusion of concepts that are now being given prominence in discussions of health care provision, for example social capital and disablement
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