Medical Sociology

14th Edition

William C. Cockerham

Routledge
Published April 19, 2017
Textbook - 436 Pages - 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138668324 - CAT# Y230595

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Summary

The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first person accounts and updated examples are added to the new fourteenth edition. Other updates include:

• Coverage of Zika, Ebola, MERS, and updates on other pandemics

• Expanded discussion of obesity as a disease

• Coverage of the widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor

• New information on the decline of life expectancy among American white women, especially those who live in rural counties

• New material on biomarkers, gene–environment interaction, and stress

• Analysis of the role of the hidden curriculum in medical schools

• Exiting the Affordable Care Act

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