Sociology Reference Guide: Healthcare Systems & Reform, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834706
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834704
  • DDC: 362.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 117 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume offers an introductory overview of sociology as it applies to health and medicine across the world. Beginning these topics is a set of essays that highlights the globalized nature of medicine and its interaction with society and culture. The essays go on to explore American health systems and the social implications of healthcare before concluding with discussions of imminent advancements in medicine and the ethical implications that coincide with them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Globalization & Health Care.
2: Health & Economic Development.
3: Health & Medicine in Modern Society.
4: The U.S. Healthcare System.
5: The U.S. Health Insurance System.
6: Medicare & Medicaid.
7: Access to Health Care in the U.S..
8: Health & Medicine: Feminist Perspectives.
9: Health Care by Age, Gender & Class.
10: Health Care Reform in the U.S..
11: The Medical Industrial Complex.
12: Social-Conflict Analysis of Health & Medicine.
13: A Structural-Functional Analysis of Health & Medicine.
14: Symbolic Interactionist Analysis of Health & Medicine.
15: Social Epidemiology.
16: Implications of Genetic Technology.
17: The Politics of Health & Health Activism.